The ICC, on Thursday, announced the World Test Team of the Year 2012 that didn’t include a single player from Team India. Shocked by this announcement, the BCCI has severely criticized the ICC in its latest press conference. “This is totally unacceptable. The sponsors, the viewers, the money, everything comes from India and not including any Indian in the Test XI shows how the ICC have taken us for granted and it is a move to defame the Indians,” said N Srinivasan, president of the BCCI.
Sachin Tendulkar, who featured in the ICC Test team for three consecutive years didn’t feature in the squad this year. Reports have confirmed that Tendulkar was dropped and it was not a case where he opted for rest to spend time with family or to watch Federer play.
A disappointed Duncan Fletcher said he expected at least a couple of his men to make the cut. “Rahul Dravid was a strong contender. But, I honestly expected either Wridhiman Saha or Ajinkya Rahane to at least steal the 12th man spot. They have worked really hard for it.”
N Srinivasan has also threatened the ICC by creating a rebel Test team of the year. “Krishnamachari Srikkanth will announce a BCCI picked World Test Team of the Year shortly and we’ll challenge the ICC’s team in an exhibition match next month,” said CSK team owner N Srinivasan.
The 12 member team announced by the Kris Srikkanth moments later included Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Michael Hussey, Subraminam Badrinath, Albie Morkel. MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Nuwan Kulasekara and Yo Mahesh. The squad, though strikingly similar to the Chennai Super Kings Squad, contained Rohit Sharma as the 12th man. “This was done to avoid controversies”, Kris Srikkanth told our Chennai correspondent secretly. However, this time around, Tendulkar opted out of the squad in order to spend time at the Parliament.
The commentary panel for this exhibition game will just include Laxman Sivaramakrishnan as he has taken up the responsibility to bring the game LIVE all on his own. That’s indeed a City moment of Success for LSRK.
The ICC is now regretting the decision taken to not include a single Indian and are hoping for something good to come their way. “We hope that one of the players from our Test Team will get injured or fail a drug test or get caught in match fixing so that we can include an Indian and end this cold war”, said a secret but a reliable source from the ICC.
This brings us to the final question, how far are we before the BCCI takes over the cricketing world?
Disclaimer: This post is a work of fiction and completely fun intended.