Tough Days Ahead for Jagmohan Dalmiya

Jagmohan DalmiyaJagmohan Dalmiya, one of the most experienced cricket administrators in India, has taken over the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) after N. Srinivasan resigned.

Although cricket stars such as M. S. Dhoni are doing extremely well on the field, Indian cricket is currently going through a bad phase. Anybody remotely interested in Indian cricket satta is aware that Indian satta laws badly need to be upgraded. While laws are hopelessly outdated, the country has hardly any laws to deal with fixing. To make things worse, none of the lawmakers in India appear interested in passing tougher satta laws.

Despite lack of effective satta laws in India, average cricket fans talk casually about it. In India, whenever someone talks about placing a bet, amounts as small as Rs. 100 or as large as crores of rupees can be involved.

However, it is not acceptable for any coach, player, masseur, scorer, official, manager, or anybody else having the slightest association with the Indian Premier League (IPL) to talk about betting. When Raj Kundra admitted that he placed a bet, he admitted to have indulged in an illegal activity, something that anybody associated with the IPL ought to have done. Cricket enthusiasts, therefore, unanimously feel that strict action should be taken against people like Kundra and Gurunath Meiyappan, chief of Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Unfortunately, the Indian legal machinery is too slow, and it might be a long time before the offenders get punished.

Now is the time for Dalmiya to prove that he is seriously interested in cleaning up Indian cricket. This will not be easy for Dalmiya because the IPL has become extremely corrupted and any clean-up move he might make will be resisted by corrupt parties. Dalmiya has to therefore take certain tough decisions to restore the IPL’s reputation and credibility.

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