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News Snippets

  • The government says Covid-19 is still in local transmission stage in India
  • Government scotches rumours of extending the lockdown beyond April14. Says no such plan
  • Centre asks states to give shelter and food to migrant workers to stop them from taking to the streets
  • RBI cuts repo rate by 75 bps, the steepest in 10 years
  • Centre writes to states regarding laxity in monitoring people who had arrived from abroad between January and March
  • Kerala reports a spurt in new cases
  • With 124 fresh cases on Friday, the number of reported cases in India stand at 854
  • Five of a family, including a 9-month-old-baby test positive for Covid-19 in Nadia district in West Bengal on Friday
  • The Pakistani army is reportedly forcibly moving all Covid-19 patients to PoK and Gilgit
  • Untimely azaans in J&K mosques spark panic gathering
  • Stocks rise - Sensex up by 1400 points and Nifty goes above the 8600 mark
  • Rahul Gandhi says the economic package is "the first step in the right direction"
  • The government announces wide-ranging measures to help the poor overcome the economic hardship caused by Covid-19
  • G20 leaders to hold a virtual meeting today to explore ways of fighting Covid-19 in a coordinated manner
  • The Delhi government orders testing of all medical staff after the positive test on a Delhi mohalla clinic doctor
Death toll reaches 27 as Covid-19 cases across India reach 974 on Saturday
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Stop Rumour-Mongering In Cricket

By Slogger

About the Author

Sunil Garodia Holding an extreme view and carting the ball out of the park is what interests him most. He is a hard hitter at all times. Fasten your seatbelts and read.

Who has a devious interest in the Indian cricket team? Who wants the team to break down? Who is spreading canards and casting aspersions on players? Who wants relationships between senior players to sour? Why is this misinformation being spread, who is spreading it and why is the mainstream media lapping it up?

First, rumours were spread when the team was in England that MS Dhoni would retire after the World Cup. The World Cup final (if India reached it) would be his final game for the team. Then, it was said that the selectors were thinking of splitting the captaincy, with Kohli being retained for Tests and Rohit Sharma being made captain for ODIs and T20s. Slanted reports were also strategically placed in the media about the selection of the head coach.

This is not good. The team has a full calendar in the next twenty-four months and will play all nations both at home and away. It is full of youngsters like Pandya, Bumrah and others who are trying to establish themselves in all formats. The performance of the team suffers when such reports come out in the media. As it is the BCCI is enmeshed in controversies. Now, if the team is dragged into such speculative reports, their performance might suffer.

The media should desist from publishing such reports. Hearsay and speculation may be good in political reporting or gossiping about celebrities. But when it comes to a national sports team the facts should be cross-checked from all available sources before such reports are published. The media is doing a great disservice to cricket by publishing such canards.