The Indian fan today is also sufferingRahul Dravid, in his usual wonderful articulate style, said to Shekhar Gupta in an interview on "Walk The Talk" that 'The Indian fan today is running world cricket, make no mistake about that’ Sigh. I only wish his hyperbolic optimism extended to more than a bunch of Ganguly supporters managing to make their displeasure felt in the public and hence adding to "public opinion".
The Indian fan is hardly running anything, but a bunch of people ruling in proxy sure have this largest of national support base to justify their many decisions. Just a preliminary, off-the-cuff wishlist to the cricketing mai-baaps would be: enable the average fan to watch live Test and ODI cricket on television at a reasonable price; provide stadium facilities that justify the high prices of tickets that fans pay and stop dishing out a high percentage of "complimentary" tickets; make domestic cricket more attractive for viewers; for the sake of the players and even fans, don't OD on the number of matches in a year like you want to.
We're not even asking for better commentators as a basic demand or to be entitled to "a fully consummated (girlie) pash" (though those would be "nice-to-haves"). We'll watch and discuss the game fiercely all the same.