How final is ‘final’?

Sreesanth issued with a final warning by the BCCI.

Sreesanth fined for yet another transgression.

Just saying.


16 thoughts on “How final is ‘final’?

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  2. Are you all missing a point or am I mis-informed? In my understanding, IPL fines and warnings are nothing to do with BCCI. Normally an international match fines/warnigs are controlled by ICC, and domestic mataches like Ranji are controlled by BCCI. Since IPL is a club cricket and is controlled by IPL body (read LKM). So BCCI’s warning still holds good, if he does the same in a international or domestic match, then BCCI should take action as the final warning was already issued. Any one agree?

  3. This was something that needed to have been nipped in the bud. It’s now turned into a full grown tree and no one quite sure knows how to frankly hack it down !

    The point Swamy makes is fair – why should we complain of what doesn’t happen to Broad, when in house itself there is huge discrepancy. Durbhajan has been impossible to watch during the IPL and yet beside the odd fine, not a pip squeak from the BCCI ! You can’t have different rules for different folks in house, and then cry foul when the same thing happens outside.

  4. Even in India, we have one rule for people like Harbhajan who of late has done worse than Sreesanth, but has not even been chided. What Sreesanth did was not acceptable but gloating at a dismissal, using swear words at a batsman is also not acceptable. And Rohit Sharma was heard abusing his fellow batsman and got away with it. In fact most of the new brigade thrive on bad behaviour

    • The BCCI should not have supported Harbhajan over the monkeygate. Instead, he should have been given proper punishment. Now, he thinks he can get away with anything. And we have other monkeys like Sreesanth following in his footsteps.

      • Just to raise some hackles: I think Bhajji has an influential backer named Sachin…. At least Bhajji behaves as if it is like that.

        • True. He drags Sachin’s name into whatever he does. When he scores runs, it’s because he used Sachin’s bat. I’m reminded a bit of Congressmen giving credit to madam for anything good that happens in the country.

    • Well, I do hope for Sreesanth’s sake that he looks up to Sachin, or Kumble, and Drviad as role models rather than Bhajji. It does him or Indian fast bowling no good to let him be this way. You know why, apart from all the stuff mentioned her? Cos his bowling is lousy now.

      His ODI, T20I & IPL record is abysmal, test record is blow very hot and blow cold, but can only get better if he mends his ways.
      Bhajji as a package is far better, and much as I dislike his behavior, Bhajji typically big mouths only when he is playing well, or after he has played well.
      Sreesanth yells at umpires as an escape mechanism from his failures…that’s lousy!

      I think the Indian team management over the last few years starting with Dravid, have been very sympathetic in dealing with him and his insecurities. Its time he gave some respect back to the team, the game, and to his own talent.


  5. I’m waiting to see if Kochi will pick him up in the IPL4 auction. I don’t think any other team will be interested.

  6. what does this have to do with his bowling is something he needs to understand. as far as we’re concerned, we should stick to dissecting his bowling, nothing else about him should matter. he has been fined. he has been punished. he has been warned. again and again. what is the need to add to his misery? a simple reporting of the facts is enough. considering the acute lack of bowling talent in the country, one should try and help sreesanth. constantly pointing out his flaws is hardly going to help us discover the good bowler in the man. he’s insecure. perhaps he is misunderstood. no man wants to willingly jeopardise his career. so far, there hasn’t been one piece, apart from the observations by allan donald, understanding why sreesanth is so troubled, and he obviously is.

  7. Prem, by the same yardstick, how many times will a Stuart Broad get away? There seems to be a “trick” in doing it and knowing how to get away with it. Quite obviously, Sreesanth didn’t graduate from that school.

    Having said that, I’m NOT supporting what he did yesterday either.

    • Broad is a whole other story, but even that supports my contention that the reason players get away with murder is because the authorities — ICC, BCCI, IPL, whoever — routinely ignore transgressions or merely slap the offender on the wrist. Kick butt hard in one instance, and see how soon everyone else shapes up — once you are banned say for six months, or a year, or whatever, and it hits your pocket, amazing how well behaved you will become.

      • Speaking of bans, what would have happened if the IPL had picked those Pak players who were subsequently given bans by PCB? Would like your view.

  8. since sree is a ‘fast’ bowler and hence a rare commodity in India he is getting away with his antics :-))

  9. Sreesanth’s yesterday’s stuff was really irritating. It might have been close, but the umpire called a noball. So what do you do? Mock at the batsman and then the umpire? Some people never change.

    • And that is because some people keep getting away with crap. Get tough on one case, and it also serves as a warning to all others.

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