Tamil Nadu bans Sri Lanka IPL cricketers from Chennai – Sri Lankan Cricketers must choose between money or Nation
Posted on March 27th, 2013

Shenali Waduge

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalith in competition with former CM on who out does the other at championing the cause of Tamils in a sovereign country has declared that IPL matches would be permitted in Chennai if NO Sri Lankan players, umpires, officials or support staff are in these matches. We hear Ms. Jayalalitha loud and clear “”…” Delhi take notice as India appears to be ruled from Tamil Nadu as chosen by Chairperson of Congress. Sri Lankan players take note for its time to decide if money is more important than the integrity of one’s country.  

 Sadly, the ugly game of politics has entered the field of sports. This is cheap politics aka Tamil Nadu. We all enjoy cricket but these theatrics are now bordering the ridiculous and India is allowing such to continue goes to only strengthen our impression of India.

 We can’t expect any better than this though we continue to say that these antics does not represent the voice of entire India. Nevertheless, since media choses to use these stories to bloat into an international plot even the worst of actors ends up getting prime time coverage.

 We have been humiliated enough. Sri Lanka’s national cricketers need to ask whether they will submit themselves to humiliation at the cost of the nation. Money is not everything and that is something a lot of people responsible for bringing Sri Lanka to this situation need to introspect about. A lot of the misfortunes that have placed Sri Lanka in embarrassing situations are solely because of the monetary and personal advantages sacrificed for what is in the best interest of the nation.

 Sri Lanka’s national team need to rise to the occasion and make a choice that does not compromise the remaining pride of Sri Lanka.

 It is time we all put Country before Self.

3 Responses to “Tamil Nadu bans Sri Lanka IPL cricketers from Chennai – Sri Lankan Cricketers must choose between money or Nation”

  1. Dilrook Says:

    I disagree with Shenali that playing IPL will be harming our national interests in anyway.

    This is not the first time Tamil Nadu has dragged sport into international politics which is very ugly. We should not follow this ugly lead. Playing in IPL exposes our players to some of the best in the world through the longest 20 over competition. It is vital for their professional development. The experience they get in IPL translates to better performance in the shorter form of the game.

    It is no secret Sri Lanka pays cricketers a very small amount of money compared to most other countries. Professional cricket is a full time profession today. Gone are the days when the team was made up of part time cricketers. They have sacrificed the opportunity to engage and experience in another job and by the age of retiring from the national team, they have plenty of years to normal retirement age. It means they have to earn the maximum during their cricketing hayday.

    The Tamil Diaspora has been asking to boycott Sri Lankan cricket for a long time.

    I say, we should keep sport completely out of politics. Sri Lankan players can boycott matches played in Tamil Nadu and other inappropriate Indian pressures but continue to play on. (For instance the meeting of Dalai Lama a few years ago. SLC authorities under instructions from higher authorities prohibited the players from meeting him.)

  2. thirdeye Says:

    it is to be decided by the IPL committee. first of all why do they want to play in Chenni. the venue should be changed if it does not suits the game.. other wise let sri lankan players quit. they will loose some money but when compared with the billions wasted on projects that has no real need at the moment, its peanuts.

  3. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Nalliah / 1 month ago

    Edvige Antonia Albina Maino was born December 09, 1946 to Stefano and Paola Maino in Lusiana, a little village 30 km from Vicenza in the region of Veneto, Italy. Edvige Antonia Albina Maino spent her adolescence in Orbassano, a town near Turin, attending a Catholic school. In 1964, Edvige Antonia Albina Maino went to study English at the Bell Educational Trust’s language school in the city of Cambridge. She met Rajiv Gandhi, who was enrolled in Trinity College at the University of Cambridge in 1965 at a Greek restaurant while working there, as a waitress to make ends meet. In all three years of Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure at Trinity College had not passed a single examination. Edvige Antonia Albina Maino and Rajiv Gandhi married in 1968.Rajiv Gandhi changed his so called Parsi religion to become a Catholic to marry Edvige Antonia Albina Maino. Rajiv became Roberto. His daughter’s name is Bianca and son’s name is Raul. Quite cleverly the same names are presented to the people of India as Priyanka and Rahul. What is amazing is the extent of Indians’ ignorance in such matters. The press conference that Rajiv Gandhi gave in London after taking over as prime minister of India was very informative. In this press conference, Rajiv Gandhi boasted that he was NOT a Hindu but a Parsi.

    Edvige Antonia Albina Maino was given the name ‘Sonia’ by her late mother-in-law, Indira Gandhi. But there is no notification in the gazette regarding this change in name. This change of name runs in Nehru family is to fool the Indian public for their votes. Indira Gandhi’s real name was Indira Priyadarshini. In 1935, Indira joined Shantiniketan,a school set up by Rabindranath Tagore. When Indira was found in the bed with her German teacher at Shantiniketan she was chased out of the Shantiniketan by Rabindranath Tagore. Subsequently, she went to England and sat for the University of Oxford entrance examination, but she failed, and spent a few months at Badminton School in Bristol, before passing the exam in 1937 and enrolling at Somerville College, Oxford where she never finished her degree. Khushwant Singh, who has personally known Indira Gandhi, has said that she felt uncomfortable around educated people because she had no real education. During her stay in the UK, she frequently met Feroze Khan, whom she knew from Allahabad, and who was studying at the London School of Economics. Before Indira’s marriage, the then Governor of Maharashtra Dr Shriprakash had warned Nehru in a meeting and through a letter, that Indira was having an illicit relationship with Feroze Khan. Feroze Khan was quite sympathetic to Indira and Indira married Feroze Khan in a London mosque as per Islamic rites Feroz Khan after converting herself to Islam. Indira’s muslim name was Maimuna Begum and later both had changed their name to fool the public of India by an affidavit in a court to Indira Gandhi and Feroz Gandhi.

    After Rajiv’s birth Indira and Feroze lived separately, but they were not divorced. Feroze used to interfere in Nehru’s political activities. Nehru got fed up and left instructions not to allow him into the Prime Minister’s residence Trimurthi Bhavan. The death of Feroze in 1960 before he could consolidate his own political forces came as a relief to Nehru and Indira. Feroze had even planned to remarry. The second son of Indira known as Sanjay Gandhi was not the son of Feroze Khan. Sanjay’s real father was Mohammad Yunus who served as India’s ambassador to Turkey, Indonesia, Iraq and Spain. Mohammad Yunus represented India at the Non-Aligned Summits at Lusaka, Algiers, Colombo, New Delhi, and Harare. Baby Sanjay had been circumcised following Islamic custom, although the reason stated was phimosis. Incidentally, Sanjay’s marriage with the Sikh girl Menaka took place quite surprisingly through a civil ceremony(on 23 September 1974)in Mohammad Yunus’ house in New Delhi. And the marriage with Menaka who was a model (she had modelled for Bombay Dyeing wearing just a towel) was not so ordinary either. Sanjay never attended college, but took up an apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce in Crewe, England. Sanjay Gandhi’s name was actually Sanjeev Gandhi. He was arrested for a car theft in England. Since his passport had been seized, the then Indian Ambassador to England Krishna Menon changed his name to ‘Sanjay’and procured a new passport for him. On February 3,1956 Krishna Menon was inducted into the Nehru cabinet as minister without portfolio. Mohammad Yunus who cried the most when Sanjay died in the plane accident.

    At the end of Rajiv Gandhi’s five years in office, the Bofors Scandal broke out. Rajiv Gandhi was paid by Bofors through Ottavio Quattrocchi. Ottavio Quattrocchi was merely a conduit for siphoning money. He was not a regular arms dealer. His company Snamprogetti dealt in fertiliser and petrochemicals. He was nobody in India without the backing of Rajiv Gandhi.
    Interpol revealed two bank accounts, 5A5151516M and 5A5151516L, held by Ottavio Quattrocchi and his wife Maria with the BSI AG bank, London, containing Euros 3 million and $1 million, a “curiously large savings for a salaried executive”. Ottavio’s financier son, Massimo Quattrocchi, grew up with Sonia’s children Raul(Rahul) and Bianca(Priyanka).

    Around 1974, Quattrocchi was introduced to Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi by an Italian named Mr. Molinari. Then Mrs. and Mr. Quattrocchi started visiting Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. Children of both sides were frequent visitors to each other. At that time Rajiv Gandhi was a pilot in Indian Airlines. Quattrocchi became very close to Rajiv Gandhi and his wife. Their children grew up together, and based on this friendship, Quattrocchi had become so influential at the office of the Prime Minister that bureaucrats used to stand up when Quattrocchi visited them. The award of Jagdishpur Fertilizer Plant to Quattrocchi, changing earlier decision for SPIC, is a clear case. He won about 60 major projects projects including:
    In 1981 – the five Alibag (Thal Vaishet) plants from RCF, four Kribhco plants in Hazira, as well as the ONGC gas pipeline in Hazira.
    In 1983 – National Fertilisers Limited’s (NFL’s) plant in Una[disambiguation needed ] and two plants in Guna.
    In 1984- IFFCO’s three plants in Aonla.
    In 1987- Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited’s two plants in Kakinada.

    In 1980 Sonia’s name appeared in the voter’s list for New Delhi prior to her becoming an Indian Citizen. At the time she was still holding Italian Citizenship. A violation of Form 4 of the Registration of Electors Rules, 1960, which states that “Only the names of those who are citizens of India should be entered on the electoral rolls.” When she did acquire Indian Citizenship, in April 1983, the same issue cropped up again, as her name appeared on the 1983 voter’s list when the deadline for registering had been in January 1983.

    Swiss magazine Schweitzer Illustrierte in 1991 claimed that Sonia was controlling accounts worth $2 billion US dollars in her son Raul’s name.

    Harvard scholar Yevgenia Albats cited KGB correspondence about payments to Rajiv Gandhi and his family, which had been arranged by Viktor Chebrikov, which shows that KGB chief Viktor Chebrikov sought in writing an “authorization to make payments in U.S. dollars to the family members of Rajiv Gandhi, namely Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Paola Maino, mother of Sonia Gandhi” from the CPSU in December 1985.

    Payments were authorized by a resolution, CPSU/CC/No 11228/3 dated 20 December 1985; and endorsed by the USSR Council of Ministers in Directive No 2633/Rs dated 20 December 1985. These payments had been coming since 1971, as payments received by Sonia Gandhi’s family and “have been audited in CPSU/CC resolution No 11187/22 OP dated 10/12/1984.

    In 1992 the media confronted the Russian government with the Albats disclosure. The Russian government confirmed the veracity of the disclosure and defended it as necessary for “Soviet ideological interest.”

    Rahul Gandhi & his Columbian girlfriend Veronique Cartelli, daughter of a Columbian drug mafia were arrested on Sep 21, 2001 at Boston Airport by FBI for carrying $200,000 in cash with them. Rahul Gandhi was then freed later on at the intervention of the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.Rahul Gandhi was dropped out in 3 Months from Harvard. But Rahul Gandhi lied to Indians that he has Masters in Economics from Harvard. Veronique Cartelli is already living in Thuglaq road in Delhi. If ever, because of India’s misfortune, Rahul Gandhi comes to power, India will have another “Sonia”.

    In 2008 Sonia’s party appointed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Manmohan Singh was the only international leader to initially refuse data provided by the German authorities during 2008 Liechtenstein tax affair.Sonia shares a common Educational Background with her 2G Partner in Crime, Dakshinamurthy Muthuvel who lated changed his name as Karunanidhi.

    Indira didn’t have any knowledge about constitution and constitutional procedures.Indira furthered creation of democratic dictatorship, first kicked off by her father Nehru. Indira never trusted anyone but her family only and so made Sanjay Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi heroes without any deed during her lifetime. Her leadership plunged India into depths of darkness. India needs enlightened leaders. But it has been getting stupid leaders because the population at large is not “enlightened.”

    For India to get decent leadership, Indians have to change. Indians have to demonstrate that they can take the long view, that they are not willing to vote criminals into office.

    Indians have granted “their obedience by their own consent” to dictators for a long while. The most recent in living memory is Indira Gandhi. Before that it was to their British overlords. Before that to the Islamic invaders.

    Failure of integrity is not uncommon among ministers and that some ministers, who have held office during the last seventy years have enriched themselves illegitimately, obtained good jobs for their sons and relations through nepotism and have reaped other advantages inconsistent with any notion of purity in public life

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