In international cricket, India is seen as one of the most important countries. Huge amount of money is generated during the games. It surpasses other nations when it comes to that. The business houses are investing millions of dollars in cricket and their sponsorships are making the athletes rich and popular and are making the cricket players a new class of extremely wealthy sports people.
This over-emphasis on cricket caused reasonable uproar among the supporters and players of all other games and individual sports. They feel neglected and frustrated which has almost come to a point of rebellion. This alarming situation has created a great uneasiness in the sports’ world of India and the government is searching for a solution to this problem.
In today’s Hello Washington our panelists are Mr. Pronab Ray, Mr. Chuni Goswami and Mr. Shyam Sundar Ghosh.
Mr. Pronab Ray is a former Indian test cricket player and former member of the Selection Committee of Indian Cricket Control Board and a renowned cricket commentator of India.
Mr. Chuni Goswami is a legendary football (soccer) player of India, who represented India in countless international matches including Rome Olympics. He is a nationally recognized sports commentator.
Mr. Shyam Sundar Ghosh, a popular cricketer of his time and more famous as a sports journalist is the Sports Editor of the prestigious Indian daily – The Statesman. In his long career, Mr. Ghosh covered World Cup Football,World Cup Cricket and Olympic Games many times.
The panelists answered listeners’ questions in a lively discussion.
Asim Chakrabarti hosted the show.