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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

What Hails Indian Cricket

Muslims in Indian CricketDoes the Sachar Committee report on the socio-economic status of Muslims in India look into the film industry and the Indian Cricket team? In both Bombay ruled for long, but like the city of Bombay both have astonishing tales to tell. Gulu Ezekiel (just learnt that his full name is Gul-Fraaz Mohan Ezekiel), in Hindustan Times, looks at the Muslim representation in the Indian Cricket team over the years and suggests, "Our politicians could well take a leaf out of Indian cricket’s history books rather than periodically condemning it."

"The newspaper’s headline the day after the Durban ODI: ‘Hindustan one-day team mein pehlee baar chaar Musalmaan ek saath.’ Yes, there is much wrong with Indian cricket. But while I have not done the necessary research in other sports, there is no doubt that cricket treats our minorities fairly."

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4 Comments:

b v n said...

Good one :)...we can busy ourselves with these arguments :)

Soumyadip said...

BVN Everyone finds an excuse to be busy. Only that most of us find the wrong ones.

Zulfiquar said...

Do anyone count the number of brahmins also in the team?

I would be interested to know the composition year to year

Soumyadip said...

Zulfiquar Good question. But all the counting is usually limited to the assumed underprivileged. There isn't any accurate figure on the number of the rich in India, only assumptions. But statistics are there for persons below the poverty line.