Opening For A Different Innings


Indians do know a thing or two about management. Tick the names of the top honchos of multinational corporations, chances are every third name on the list will be an Indian. Satya Nadella, check; Indra Nooyi, check; Prem Watsa, check; Rajiv Suri, check; Anshu Jain, check; Ajay Banga, check; Harish Manwani, check… the list could go on. Pity then for a country of good managers, we are still not able to find one manager-administrator to run Indian cricket.

That should give some food for thought.

Major sports events and institutions are often taught as case studies to management students in B-schools. Some have acquired folklore status. International Management Group (IMG) founder Mark McCormack’s book What they don’t teach you at Harvard Business School has become a virtual Bible for all those who have anything to do with sports, management, both or neither!.
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Greed Is Not Good

Conflict of interest did not stop the likes of N Srinivasan to profit from the unholy IPL nexus. More heads are likely to roll before the clean-up is complete

SrinivasanLast week, the Supreme Court handed over charge of the BCCI to legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, sending a clear message to all involved in the business of cricket that the time for a clean-up had arrived. Gavaskar is now the interim president, while charges of corruption against former BCCI chief N Srinivasan are being investigated.

The SC put BCCI vice-president Shivlal Yadav in charge of the board’s affairs (except the Indian Premier League, which Gavaskar will oversee). It was the BCCI, under Srinivasan’s directions, which suggested that Yadav take over. What the BCCI failed to tell the SC is that the Andhra Pradesh Crime Branch-Criminal Investigation Department is probing Yadav for alleged embezzlement to the tune of Rs 100 crore in constructing the Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, along with other officials of the Hyderabad Cricket Association. Read More>>


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