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.


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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