Zero and Four +one rain saved game. Why India cricket team time and time again fails abroad? At home, Players like Viru slam and tarnish any kind of bowling attack but on tour they have no clue about their technique. I guess, the measures and standards we set at home are misleading , and hence our players are clueless aboard where evaluation measures seems superior.

During my child hood days in Chennai [70s] - I had this view - LIC building in Chennai was the tallest building known to mankind. Then when I went Bombay I realized there are much taller buildings, years later when I stood on the Sears Towers, Chicago, I realized the meaning of sky scrapper. My point is, life is governed by presumptions. Sometimes, decisions made are based on presumption rather than on the facts.

We worship our cricketers based on presumptions rather than on the facts. Cricket pitches in India have given a false image about/to our players, the BCCI has created a scenario which is - in order to get more people applauding [get more Test and one day centers] , give them a LIC building to climb[Flat tracks], it is easy to climb and make merry. But as soon as they land elsewhere [say Manhattan] they have tough time climbing bigger mountains and face the real chin & shoulder music. Their training is just to climb LIC building, they are not used climbing higher altitudes - result - they are clueless.

BCCI functioning for the betterment of Indian cricket is just another presumption.

Let us see the Major Test Centers in Australia - Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney. Has this changed? Right from the day I was born this has been a fact to me. Australia or any other team visiting have always played in these test centers. I say, why can’t we codify such standards in India? Our board of control for Cricket fixes test centers based on what criteria? Does anyone knows this? Do they have guide lines? I am sure some board member will give me a PDF document. But who codified it – no clue. We have more Test and one day centers than public telephone booths.

My point is we have the most number of cricketing centers when compared to other countries. Yes! BCCI can claim this to be a feature and say India is big country etc. Given such a diversity, BCCI should be organized in order to maintain international standards. Today Software and other products made in India are ISO or CMM etc, certified which ensures international quality. But why an organization like BCCI that has access to enormous fund aren’t enforcing any kind of standards? BCCI office bearers have presumed that they are management gurus.

Our EX-Cricketers in BCCI and other honorary elements in BCCI are self proclaimed Management executives. It is not that we don’t have management staff in India to run the show but the slipshod attitude of BCCI does not permit such changes to bring in the real people. The presumption is BCCI are well organized bunch of people, result Instead of ball parks we have car parks that makes an average batsmen look like a master blaster. I agree every city wants to hosts an international game but at whose cost, - Indian cricket?

Unless and until BCCI is managed by professionals, and starts prompting genuine cricket, our cricketing history and our beloved cricketers regardless of their ability would look like jokers abroad, and as a free supplement - they would serve as walking bunnies for critics.