‘BCCI is a body determined to kill cricket’

Nick Bryant of the BBC:

“If you start paying football-style salaries, then it isn’t long, I suppose, before you get football-style behaviour. If you start hyping cricket tournaments with the hoopla of a Las Vegas world heavyweight title match, then soon you get the same pre-bout posturing and verbal pyrotechnics… All that’s missing from cricket these days is a weigh-in and pre-fight photo-call.”

Vinod Mehta in Outlook:

“The BCCI is a destructive body determined to kill cricket… The present lot must be removed before they inflict further damage. Meanwhile, all cricket lovers must hope the IPL is a complete and total flop. And the people who conjured up this dreadful scheme are badly burned.”