Ranji Trophy

Superfluous stalwart

The BCCI president, on Tuesday, had said that, no matter what, the Ranji Trophy would be gone ahead with all right. The sweep of the sentences in the assorted news copy suggested a certainty akin to the inevitability of the everyday rise of the sun in the east.

The Ganguly game

But if the cricket board decides to deem its job well done once the IPL gets going in a blaze of publicity and its mandarins pat each other on the back when it climaxes equally dramatically, Ganguly, as a former Indian captain, will have failed us and the game should everything else be forgotten about and cold-storaged.