Monday, February 26, 2007

May on the golden goose

By and large, when Tim May speaks he makes good sense. And this latest pronouncement on the killing-the-golden-goose tactics being adopted by the BCCI and the ACB reeks of common sense. There is no matchup I'd rather see (yup, I prefer them to India-Pakistan games by far) but even this is getting to be too much. The BCCI has done this before with India-Pakistan games (back in the 1980s for instance), and it seems like there just isn't any institutional memory to prevent them from making the same mistake again. I suspect the Australian television audiences will tire of it first (the BCCI is guaranteed sell-out crowds in India and mega television rights), and frankly, I'm a little suspicious about how much an Australian audience figures in these calculations at all. I wouldn't be surprised if the entire package gets off the ground because the ACB is guaranteed huge sums for the BCCI just from the Indian audience.

1 Comments:

Blogger shakester said...

spot on. the BCCI will definitely make much more, plus will be the ones who ensure the CA makes a lot as well.
its mind boggling how the whole world can see how this is a golden goose whose neck you have your hands around, except the bcci.

10:42 PM  

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