Home » News » India’s Win Over Ban in WC is Scripted

India’s Win Over Ban in WC is Scripted

Srinivasan ‘scripted’ India’s 2015 World Cup quarter-final win, says Mustafa Kamal

In a startling revelation to Cricketnext, former ICC president Mustafa Kamal has directly accused ICC chairman N Srinivasan for single-handedly scripting India’s win over Bangladesh in the World Cup quarter-final earlier this year in March.

Narrating how the “disrespected” and “disputed” Srinivasan staged proceedings during that match, Kamal said: “The man who is doing all these things in India, he is the man who could do all these in Melbourne.”

Here’s the full interview.

Sir, let’s begin with your country’s historic achievement. What do you have to say about the series victory against India? It is your first ever over India.

Yes. This is a good victory. Obviously, every Bangladesh is feeling very proud. Bangladesh has come of age, although they are still in a learning process but they have definitely come to a stage from where they have now the capability of beating any team. This is my belief. You might have seen, out of the last four encounters, we beat England three times. We beat them during the last World Cup in Bangladesh and this World Cup also we beat them in Australia. So that way we are ok now but still, as I said, we are in a learning process. We will have to go a long way. The good thing is we have a bigger supply line now. We have a number of young boys that are coming up and joining the team. Initially we were depending on 5-6 players, now we have at least 20-25 players. So that is good strength and good prospect for us, for further scope of advancement in the coming years.

And how do you view ICC’s contribution in developing Bangladesh cricket?

ICC directly never helps any country for its cricketing development. Indirectly, they do. Indirectly, ICC encourages each member country, so that each member country participates and play each other. So, by playing each other, they learn and they develop. So this is one area.

Secondly, by even FTP’s, although FTP’s are privately done, but even then it is coming under the purview of ICC. So FTP’s are helping each member country to move forward, and then there are ICC events. So there os scope of further advancement. These are the areas, these are the ways I feel ICC is helping the member countries to move their cricket forward.

But India and Bangladesh, they are very closely inter-linked. At the initial stages when we had just started playing cricket, India supported us in a big way compared to others. In fact, at that time, to my knowledge, other countries were not very pro to support Bangladesh getting its [Test] status. So, India helped us. As a country, because of our relations – economically, politically and also social – we have very strong bondage between India and Bangladesh. So that is why, that bondage is also helping. Cricket is also coming up as a component that will strengthen the ties between the two countries. So that way India is helping Bangladesh. India and Bangladesh, it is my belief, both of them will benefit with a long-term perspective. It is cricket, it is social areas, it is business, it is economic development, whatever way we feel like, whatever way we call it, it is bound to come up for both the cheap cartier replica watches countries because of our long relationship. Right from our independence until now, we are helping each other; and India, since it is a bigger country, it has a bigger responsibility to support us and to see our growth and to see that we also grow with them. If they grow alone, leaving us behind, that growth also is not sustained. It is vulnerable. So that is why India has to grow and take Bangladesh along with them in their growth path so that growth becomes more meaningful and more sustained.

Sir, the whole world knows about the World Cup quarter-final controversy, what your stand was. At a lot of places, there were a lot of things published showing your position on that. Also you had some problem with the ICC and the ICC chairman N Srinivasan. Some controversy happened during the World Cup final as well. So what do you have to say on that?

See in the World Cup final, there was no controversy. At the presentation ceremony, Mr. Srini [Srinivasan] was there. He thought that everybody would appreciate that but none appreciated. So I warned him not to do that because everybody who follows cricket knows that It’s the ICC president’s prerogative [to do the honors at the World Cup final presentation ceremony]. Every time it has been done like that, so now when they [general public] will see something is coming up differently, in that case they will not accept it gracefully. So they were opposing it and they expressed their sentiments.

That is his bad luck and he has defamed himself and he has defamed this game of cricket and the institution itself. So I think it was not a good way or a good gesture of a human being. It should not have been like that. I could do many things. I could go to the ground. I could give the trophy because I was the president and I knew my obligations. I could make an objection there. But I didn’t want to go that way. I said, “Okay, fine.”

Srinivasan has lots of cases pending against him and there are corruption allegations against him. Don’t you think ICC should have thought that the game shouldn’t be maligned?

Now I am no more with ICC. I have done a good thing. While I was with the ICC, I raised my voice and I opposed his wrongdoings. Since I could not accept his wrongdoings, I had no other choice. [Then] I had no options left other than to resign from the president’s post. So now, I don’t want to talk anything about it. I left the entire issue to the world and the cricketing body, to their judgement.

People who ate disputed, have disrespected their own country, disrespected their own association, they have buried this type of institution where the entire world is involved. This was my view point. I am very clear on my talk and I am very clear on my views. A man should be clean. It is a case of moral attitude. A man with many negatives, he cannot be around the Replica Breitling Emergency post of chairmanship or president-ship in an institution like the International Cricket Council.

The BCCI administration has changed. Jagmohan Dalmiya has again made a comeback. Since Jagmohan Dalmiya is there now, do you think things are going to improve in the BCCI administration, especially relations with the Bangladesh Cricket Board?

The relations between the BCCI and Bangladesh Cricket Board are very strong. We are continuously communicating. Mr. Dalmiya, of course, likes cricket like anything and I am sure it must be in his mind that Bangladesh team is doing very good. He supported Bangladesh. He said [during his tenure as ICC president, “Give them [Test] status, they will perform.” And see, Bangladesh is performing. So that ways, it is good. My relationship with him is very good. Bangladesh cricket’s relation with him is very good. Bangladesh cricket’s relation is extremely good with Indian cricket administration. I have been receiving letters from Mr Dalmiya. Even day before yesterday, I received a letter from him. Our relations are good. I always want that Indian and Bangladesh cricket should do well jointly and lets become more prosperous and go forward in a befitting manner.

Bangladesh beat Pakistan 3-0 and now India. Do you think it is a new beginning for Bangladesh?

There is no beginning for Bangladesh. Cricket is slowly and gradually moving forward. Bangladesh cricket management was there, set-up was there, the game was there. The IPL has come up in India now. No one from outside played [domestic cricket] in India. Now they have IPL. We had BPL long back. Even Raman Lamba played in Bangladesh. For Bangladesh, we have been pursuing cricket for a long long time. We have iconic players from different parts of the world in cricket playing here in domestic circuit even before we got the Test status. [Shahid] Afridi, Ashoka De Silva, Shoaib Malik, Wasim Akram and also Ajay Jadeja, all these players have played in Bangladesh. So what does that mean? It was a mecca, I should say. People from different places coming here to play cricket. Now, we have the Test status. But, India, in comparison to Bangladesh, are much ahead because they have been playing cricket for 100-150 years. Bangladesh have been playing [international] cricket since 15 years. We have to go a long way.

After the World Cup, there were lots of controversies regarding India-Bangladesh supporters. So is this wins revenge?

There is nothing like that. It was temporary because it was a misunderstanding. Once I said I am resigning just after the quarter-final, everybody in Bangladesh was really annoyed with me. They didn’t support my views. Some of them thought I was saying something against India. But I never raised any issue against India. Indian players didn’t know what was happening [in regards to fair play]. My point was there was no fair play. It was the decision of the ICC. Who runs ICC? It is the president or the chairman. Since I didn’t do anything wrong, then who did the wrong? It is the chairman. Obviously, it was against him. Why on that day the spider camera was not there? Why on that day technology was not used? Why on that day the giant screen wasn’t used? Why? It was an ICC event. I was also a part of ICC. How could they do like that? In thst match India won and Bangladesh lost. In the omega replica watches online next match, India were facing Australia. Why did they show that on the giant screen? Why didn’t they say “Jeetega Jeetega India jeetega, Australia haarega. Could you say like that? So why against Bangladesh? And I was representing Bangladesh. I was there to look after the interest of cricket and that day if it would have happened against Zimbabwe, I would have still definitely raised my voice. Because I saw it and it was injustice. You tell me, is there any match played in Melbourne without a camera? Any match, even one, in the World Cup, was played [like that] between any countries, other than that match? Why? Why it was targeted like that? Who has targeted it? Because the man who is doing all these things in India, he is the man who could do all these in Melbourne.

Share this on WhatsAppSrinivasan ‘scripted’ India’s 2015 World Cup quarter-final win, says Mustafa Kamal In a startling revelation to Cricketnext, former ICC president Mustafa Kamal has directly accused ICC chairman N Srinivasan for single-handedly scripting India’s win over Bangladesh in the World Cup quarter-final earlier this year in March. Narrating how the “disrespected” and “disputed” …

Review Overview

Previous: Baahubali Carries 83 Crores Burden

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

Scroll To Top
Copy Protected by Chetan's WP-Copyprotect.
Read previous post:
Baahubali Carries 83 Crores Burden

July 10th is approaching fast and we have Rajamouli’s magnum...

Jilla Telugu Movie Audio Jukebox

Jilla Telugu Movie Audio Jukebox, Jilla Telugu Movie Audio Jukebox...