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    Benevolent BCCI?

    Benevolent BCCI?

    Apologies if I seem cynical, but I am not convinced by the motives behind the BCCI's recent decision to make cash available to former players, money after all talks; it can also buy silence.

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    hahaha when i heard about I thought similar
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    The most interesting thing will be the people who they've *not* given money to.
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    If they have hand picked a few and given money it would have looked like that...but they are giving it to almost all.don't think they didn't have to do that if they was trying to achieve what fred suggested.
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    Whatever be their reasoning behind it, it's doing a lot of good to many old players and even domestic ones who need the money. Many Widows of former cricketeres were present today to take the money too.

    The part where they have left out certain players using some dodgy criteria, who usually speak out against them and criticise is really shameful though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biased indian View Post
    If they have hand picked a few and given money it would have looked like that...but they are giving it to almost all.don't think they didn't have to do that if they was trying to achieve what fred suggested.
    ..Yeah almost everyone. Except the ones who have been critical of the bcci. You can bet your bottom dollar Indian cricketers will be watchful in what they say now, no-one likes missing out on free money...

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    Leaving out Kapil Dev was blasphemy.

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    Probably for his support of the ICL.
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    See nothing wrong with this initiative.

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    Nothing in theory. Leaving out guys like Kapil Dev is a disgrace. They wouldn't have the money they do now if it wasn't for Kapil Dev's 1983 victory.
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    There would surely be some implied obligation for cricketers to be supportive or atleast not be critical of the BCCI in future. But a lot of these cricketers need the money as they didnt make a lot during their playing days. Regardless even if most of the cricketers were critical, they wouldnt get much attention - e.g. BS Bedi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ganeshran View Post
    There would surely be some implied obligation for cricketers to be supportive or atleast not be critical of the BCCI in future. But a lot of these cricketers need the money as they didnt make a lot during their playing days. Regardless even if most of the cricketers were critical, they wouldnt get much attention - e.g. BS Bedi.
    Yea, so the award is for staying in line with the BCCI, not for playing cricket for India.

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    I mean the only thing that can even possibly keep the BCCI in check are the players, and there's no players union 'cause the BCCI say so, and now the BCCI are more or less paying former players to be quiet.

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