Dr A R Colachal
The processes of Indian polls and cricketism began and continued almost together, while polls are over and results announced , the cricket IPL drama is still on and all efforts are being made by the cricket mafia to make Mumbai India and Delhi, the top most cricket teams in India. All major political players are busy making regime calculations.
Once upon a time, cricket, invented by the UK to keep their colonies in Third world in good humors, was considered to be a “gentlemen’s sport. Focused on non-sport goals, above all trade and military strategic pursuits, cricket has ceased to be a genuine sport now; it is a hidden agenda for post-colonial nations with colonial bent of mind. Joint cricket exercises are a common feature of current cricket scene. By observing the latest cricket trends in bogus Indian IPL 20/20 with a hidden political agenda, going on for over a month now arranged in a “life or death” hurry in South Africa along side the Indian Parliamentary poll, one could offer an easy definition of cricket: two international frauds with long bats exercising in the centre surrounded by another 11 similar frauds playing with balls (as part of the already made compromises) and a few referees enjoying the field “adjustments” on the field by both teams, while the crowd around applauding the global mischief and cricket mafia controlling the entire scene. Indians are very good spectators of these.
The Premier League has floated several Teams with names while making the Mumbai Team the only Indian Team. Since huge black cash is being pumped into the League matches with facilities for extra cash for “extra duties”, the organizers have made special care not let any Team sport Green colour code uniform which thy mentally associate with Pakistan and Islam they hate and Blue colour should dominate the scenario. Hyderabad Decca, Mumbai India, Rajasthan, Bangalore, etc., are carrying the “Blue torch” on the battle field; One wonders why Hyderabad was given the Blue colour; the reason is simple it makes the world see, wrongly, that Pakistan (Hyderabad) also now sports Blue color, in stead of their Green and some Pakistani players also play for India now by using blue colour code and appeasing Hindus.
And Pakistani President Zardari now says India is no more a serious threat to Islamabad. Pakistan appeases Indians even after Indian terrorists have crippled Pakistan badly beyond the Lahore mayhem. Not only Indians and Americans call Pakistanis terrorists, Indo-US is also out to destabilize Pakistan. So, who is deadly ill focused on Pakistan then, if not India? India for strategic and domestic reasons projects Pakistan and other neighbours as major threats just as a policy. India avoids any fruitful relations with Pakistan for fear of losing Jammu Kashmir and losing leverage with Pakistan and USA.
After showcasing their cricket mastery winning all the first 5 matches in IPL, Hyderabad Gilchrist’s boys have been increasingly knotty and caved in to Indian tactics and lost next few matches (for which extra black cash would be delivered to them) have let the opponents win even after being in a more comfortable position to win. On 09 May, for instance, Hyderabad faced Mumbai and it bated first scoring 168 runs, though they could have scored still more, as in the last two overs they managed only 8 runs which is unbelievable, while in return when Mumbai was bating they were offered Fours and Sixes towards the end of the match making Mumbai defeat Hyderabad. It is one of glariest instances of how math fixing and field adjustments are taking place in cricket.
Of course they don’t feel ashamed of themselves for these nasty cricket affairs because they get extra cash and Indians are proud to be cheaters in public. Hyderabad Deccan was the dominant team in the competition’s early stages, but since their run of four consecutive wins they’ve experienced a serious slide with four defeats in their last five games. They emerged second best in a thrilling encounter against Punjab in their previous match, letting it slip in the final stages after holding the cards for a good part of the game.
Hyderabad Deccan Chargers won by 19 runs on May 06 making an average 145/6 in 20 overs while Mumbai Indians collapsed at 126/8 in 20 overs. The match that looked like going down to the wire suddenly, and unexpectedly, became a lost cause for Mumbai Team, against the wishes of all concerned.
As in Indian IPL the Banglore team is not doing well and letting Delhi, Mumbai and Punjab teams win comfortably, the Banglore based political outfit Janata Dal (S) is losing hopes in the parliamentary polls too, as fortunes in the IPL is considered by the top politicians as signal for regime fortunes. Former Prime Minister Deve Gowda turns 77 two days after the election results yet it is highly unlikely he would want to celebrate, as his dreams of playing a major role in a non-Congress, non-BJP formation are rapidly fading. His party, the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), is contesting 21 of Karnataka’s 28 Lok Parliamentary Sabha seats. The party is sure of winning two: Deve Gowda’s from his Hassan home district and of his son and former state chief minister Kumaraswamy, who is contesting from the Bangalore Rural constituency. One does not know if all other non-Congress-BJP parties have similar views or are gearing up for New Delhi to form government.
After the schooling, youngsters are trained in signaling and playing according to signals on prior arrangements. Those who fair well in this nefarious unfair sport are promoted further to play regional, zonal and national matches. And they are thought conversant with “cricket” matches according to match-fixing they are introduced into the international arena. There make ‘wonders”. This is the story of global Cricketism. When Delhi Daredevils thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets to win the 39th match of the I P League on 10 May, it was clear form the very start that Kolkata had decided to let Delhi reach the top slot to weaken both Bangalore, Chennai and Deccan Hyderabad, while Bangalore has already deiced to go with the general trend and support the Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai (Indian Captain Dhoni belong to this team) teams where possible.
Cricket is being used as a powerful toll for many purposes in India including trade and regime making. Bulk of Indian cricketers is pampered by Congress party for profitable politics. Generally Congress and BJP, the Hindutva majors and Leftists in select states are hoping to reap poll fortunes. Since Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Rajasthan teams are better placed in IPL, the parties of Congress and BJP are hoping for forming government. The Congress which controls the entire nations through the intelligence and political outfits, including BJP and Communists and other regional outfits wants to take the lion’s share, while the BJP whose cricket constituencies are also expected to win plenty of seats are eager to enter the government.
Politics is now intertwined with IPL. Trillions of Indian currency, both white and black, have been wasted in the “free and fair” poll many leaders must have got sumptuous cash by now. Indian capitalists financed the politicians and bureaucrats among others thus far, are ready to reap the poll benefits no matter who forms the Cabinet. Both Congress and BJP are eagerly waiting for the official announcements by the Election Commission.
Communists and other Third leaders must be preparing for their “First front” government. Total corruption and nepotism, terrorism, cricketism, blackmarketism, would continue to thrive making both political parties and individuals richer in this largest democracy. Electronic vote machines are eagerly waiting for the remote operators to show the results of their choices. However, how the IPL results are going to be tuned into an expected poll verdict remains a mystery. Supposing Hyderabad Deccan charge to win eventually the bogus IPL by defeating either Delhi’s devils or Mumbai’s original Indians?