Whats Bandi gone and done now then. SLC , which will from now on be referred to as Banditown, has lifted the ban imposed on the ICL players, allowing them to take part in domestic competitions that not too many really care about.
Or in laymans terms Bandi has gone and stuck his fat finger up the rich boys arse.
Im fully behind him, as much as anyone could be of someone who is gonna have rather a smelly finger right now.
First of all banning ICL players from international cricket was nothing but a big power play by the big bully who doesn’t like share his toys with the rest of the world. How odd when it’s the IPL who stole the ICL idea in the first place. There’s irony for you.
Second of all…..ok so there isn’t really a second of all to this story. The gist of it is that Ranatunga has mildly upset the balance of the force by daring to poke his Bandi where it does not belong. As with all Bandi’s actions it was Bandi before thinking.
Banditown, catchy aint it, has very close ties with the rich boys club up north. It’s a well known fact that when lads get together for a drink and a kick about in between discussing whether Zimbabwe should still play cricket or whether Bangladeshi’s should sent to Mars for taking the game to new lows, Banditown and the rich boys always stick it out together.
And when Bandi needed some short change for a Briyani from the local ‘hotel’ he asked his rich friends for some kitty.
In short, they are tight as. Rather they were.
Which brings me to my point, yes there was a reason why I wrote all this.
However noble Ranatungas actions are, I cannot help but wonder if this would alienate Banditown , specially since virtually no one else supported their move except media darling Atappattu.
Could all this affect the relationship between the boards up to a point where India will no longer consider us in their good books. The early signs are not good.
And it seems people outside Banditown have also started taking an interest in the matter.
Its interesting to note at this point that India and Sri Lanka have close political ties as well, so perhaps its not so surprising that the sports minister is once again stepped into where he is not wanted to publish his opinion on the matter.
The good minister went on to state that
“I don’t want our board to be against the BCCI and the ICC. I want us to be loved by all because we are nice island people with a smile on our face all the time”
Meanwhile there are rumors abound that either Uncle Lalit (head of IPL) or Bandi2 (Pawar) had called Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse to arrange for a meeting between Banditown and Co and the sports minister. Apparently a new election for the board might also be on the cards.
So the bottom line it seems is that the bans that were lifted might now be re-imposed on the poor ‘rebels’ in the hopes of being loved by the rich boy club again.
Lifes a bitch for people like Atapattu.
Happy times are short for these rebels