The Himachal Pradesh CPM has deplored the BCCI action over IPL and termed resignation of N Srinivasan as the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India faux exercise and a mere eyewash to brush aside the real issues of the debate and the points of intervention that requires immediate redressal to save the game from the clutches of the IPL brand of cricket controllers.
Party leader and Shimla deputy mayor Tikender Singh Panwar has demanded the complete dissolution of the BCCI and asked for new democratic form of cricket control body be developed in the course of time. He has also asked for the exposure of the connection in between the India cements and the main facilitators i.e. two successive governments i.e. the Congress and the previous BJP especially the state president of the HPCA who enjoyed a cordial relation with the owner of the India cements who happens to be none else than Srinivasan the president of BCCI.
The party has asked for a nation wide debate on the issue so that the rot in the game of cricket can be removed. The rot exists also in the state boards that have become fiefdom of their respective parties and the leaders who enjoy complete immunity from the critiques as the constitutions have been designed such that it is virtually impossible to remove them even if they do extreme damage to the game. The classic example is that of Himachal Pradesh where arbitrarily life time members have been made some of whom are the ones who constructed the Dharamshala cricket stadium, Tikender alleged.
Panwar alleged that cricket organization has becomes a commercial organization where five star hotels are constructed, the cricket is turned into a commodity where non bonafide Himachali players play for the single consideration that is who is closer to the chair.
CPM leader stated that in this entire exercise the state government is also made a facilitator as the interests are not that of cricket but individual and political. CPM claimed that the party has decided to expose this and called upon the youth to fight this attack on cricket.