So now the ex cricket captains of India have recommended that the Indian cricket players cut down their endorsements in order to improve the quality of their game. Hang on, Tiger Woods is the highest sports earner in the world, and I don’t see his game going down because of the money he earns through endorsements. Nor do I see the NBA player’s games go down simply because of the money they earn from endorsements. The problem with Indian cricket, if I may say, is the financial and political control exerted upon it by politicians that neither understand, nor are seriously interested in the game.
What do politicians know about cricket ? Does anyone see a connection between the performance of the Indian team and the millions (almost a billion) of dollars that the BCCI (Board of Cricket Control in India) makes through TV franchises ?
I suggest it is corruption and politics at the top, caused by the huge amounts of money involved, that create the politics that lead to fractious relationships between the players on the field.