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India’s Adelaide Test loss underlines chaos in selections, poor planning, arrogant leadership

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Losing a match, as Boris Becker famously said, is not the end of the world or that somebody died. But Adelaide is the third consecutive overseas Test India lost inside three days. With so much cricketing talent in the country this underlines chaos in selections, incompetent planning and arrogant leadership.

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  1. Smt Sonia Gandhi, in the various roles she has played in her distinguished life, most importantly Congress President for two decades and de facto Prime Minister for one, must have become a good judge of character, talent, leadership qualities. A steep discount is natural when evaluating her children, especially her middle aged son. However, it is now visible from outer space that neither, nor both acting in tandem, can revive the Congress party, bring it to power nationally in the form of UPA III. Or even protect their state governments – some created after fifteen years in the wilderness – from depredation. By any objective accountancy and bookkeeping – one says this as a chartered accountant – India has repaid its debt in full to the Nehru – Gandhi family. They should now fade into the sunset. Their continuance is causing immense harm, even damage, to the imperative need to create a vibrant, viable Opposition.

  2. Perhaps the honourable apex court should take up the case requiring the BCCI to follow the Lodha Committee recommendations on cooling off period for office bearers.

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