Nowadays, officials appoint themselves, their children and family members as managers and get good money as allowances. Those who support the group they come from are rewarded with plum positions and areas where they can make money and keep their mouth shut!
Sir Ramakant Achrekar was driven by this passion for the game and he ensured that his wards got enough and more match practice running around from one maidan to another.
Like they say, there can be no smoke without a fire. It’s time the paying public decide that enough is enough. If big corporate houses are queuing to sponsor matches, it’s because the reach of the game is far and wide, and the benefits to the sponsors manifold.
“Everybody is scared because of their deals. I want to contest the elections and be a part of the MCA but there are no elections. Many MCA members are happy that I have taken up this cause and they are with me, supporting me morally.”