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RIP Cricket - it is Tricket now!

Cricket sting shocker: Pakistan, Sri Lanka umpires ready to fix matches at T20 World Cup
THE INDIAN EXPRESS, New Delhi, Mon Oct 08 2012, 22:24 hrs

Cricket stung again, this time umpires 'caught out' TNN | Oct 9, 2012, 05.03AM IST


Question: Do we really need sting operations, blaring over TV channels and the screaming headlines flashed over front pages next morning, to prove the obvious?
What once was a fine game called Cricket has since degenerated into what I call as “Tricket” - A reality show, a Tamasha – sheer waste of precious time. Since last few years, probably after the first season of IPL, I have stopped watching this show, just like every other reality show.
But there are millions of innocent cricket-loving-fans across India, who follow the game with their heart and soul. Pouring out their deepest emotions, they discuss and debate the fine details and nuances of every single game; whichever the format, doesn't really matter - Test, 1-Day, T-20. These discussions ext…