This circus has always had the ‘spot’light
With cricket being played so late in the night
Tricks of the trade performed in the ring
Puppets on an invisible pulling string
Cheerleaders gyrating with ‘fixed’ smiles
While the myriad stakeholders make their piles
‘Owners’ who do not own up to any mistake
“Business as usual”, with so much at stake?
Maximum noise and limitless moves
Looks as if the public approves
So much going on under everybody’s nose
In a matter of minutes, one can make crores
Strategic time out to clean up the mess?
Can’t see anyone coming up to confess
Methinks the artistes will carry on with the show
But who is the ringleader – we don’t know !
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