It was heartening to hear of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Sahara Group sinking their differences. The move paved the way for an amicable settlement with the concurrence of all parties and smooth conduct of the IPL. Besides, Sahara's promise to continue its involvement with the Indian cricket team augurs well for the future of the game in the country.

N.J. Ravi Chander,


Wise decision

Indian cricket management's decision to rotate senior players in the ongoing ODIs needs to be appreciated. The next ICC World Cup is to be held in Australia and New Zealand. So if one among Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar takes a break, a youngster will get a chance to play on Australian soil which is a wise step.

M.V. Nagarajamani,



It is incredible that Zambia had won the title in the African Cup of Nations football championship. It should be a revelation to all football lovers in India. Zambia, the land of pygmies, could achieve in the short span since its independence (in 1964) a historical leap into pre-eminence. They have won a place in the FIFA World Cup! Where does India stand, even 65 years after Independence? Will we see light at the end of the tunnel?

A. Ramachandran Potti,


Dhoni's Dharma

Greg Chappell is hundred per cent correct ( The Hindu , Feb. 15). Dhoni seems to know his Dharma and Karma very well and practises them to perfection. India is lucky to have him at the helm at the present juncture. There should be no wavering. He is the fittest to lead India in all the three formats.

K.B. Ramaswamy (Test Umpire-retd.),


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