Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Clubs should have far stronger nursery teams

Lessons for cricket from football clubs?

Meet Mr Boria Majumdar, research fellow at Latrobe University in Melbourne, and one of the foremost social historians of sports in India. In an article written a day before the BCCI-ICL tussle became full-blown, he had wondered if there was a way out where the rebel and official cricket authorities can bury the hatchet and let both co-exist peacefully. He had drawn as precedent the way the Australian Cricket Board and Kerry Packer patched up a standoff that shook the cricketing world in the late 1970s.

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