Monday, May 17, 2010

NDTV and the match fixing connection

While doing a search on Mohammad Azharuddin today, I discovered that apart from NDTV other news channels have also been interviewing him.
NDTV still asks him for his expert opinions on the game.
In the defense of the other channels, they only interviewed him about his political aspirations
Only last week on the Big Fight, they discuss India's poor performance at the T20 World Cup. Expert opinions are from Azhar and Mandira Bedi, along with two other cricket experts.
I just got home to see Azhar and Mandira, as the show went off air.
And yes, Mandira looks hot with her new haircut and to her credit, she can have a conversation with people about the game, which is awesome to see considering how she was during the 2003 World Cup.
But then coming back to the channel, NDTV has a tendency to hire guys who have been involved in the match fixing scandal. Ajay Jadeja and Nikhil Chopra were on their panel of cricketing experts for a very long time.
Am I the only one who has noticed this?
At one point when news and sport's channels wanted brainless entertainment, they hired Navjot Singh Sidhu.
But then again, Sidhu's jokes beyond a point get pissing off and he's hired on special occasions like the opening ceremony of the IPL where he dances while UB40 sings "I can't help falling in love with you".
The only thing left for NDTV to do is call Wasim Akram and Javed Miandad on their panel.
While they have great records to their name and I've loved watching them play, I have a lot of doubts regarding their credibility.
When more than one player accuses Wasim, you know that something is wrong.
In Javed's case, his son is married to Dawood Ibrahim's daughter. Need I say more?

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