Vir Sanghvi in cricket in India caught & bowled by greed (counterpoint, June 6), rightly argued that the game of cricket is full of scams today. The fight over the Indian Premier League or rather, the Indian Paisa League has proved that how greed can overcome passion. The overpowering of material wealth is crippling our nation as everyone from politicians to sportsmen are giving into it. The Sharad Pawar has benefited from this year's IPL is obvious. But what remains the most upsetting fact is that with this never ending desire for money, the game of cricket is losing its sheen sooner than anyone had thought.
(This letter published in Hindustan Times on June 13, 2010)