Sunday, June 29, 2008

How did the BCCI Miss Out?

The first ever Asian Cricket Awards were held in Karachi on Friday.

Australia have held award nights for many years now with the "Allan Border Medal" being the event of the year. Everyone looks forward to that night in order to get a peak of the Aussie WAGS.

South Africa held their awards recently as well. I'm not sure whether this was their first time or of they've done so before as well.

India could have had an award night or two of their own if they had learnt something from Bollywood, which I think has 10 award functions every year.

Why in this case they wanted to hold one jointly with Pakistan and Sri Lanka is beyond me.

The BCCI with Bollywood in tow could have held a GRAND Awards night even if they wanted to have one with Pakistan and Sri Lanka's involvement.

Have the Indian cricket Administracrats missed a trick here?

Have they missed out on a money making opportunity?

Where were Sharad Pawar and Niranjan Shah when these awards were being planned? Or above all, where was the man who has given entertainment to all and made money for the BCCI - Lalit Modi?

Think about this:

Asian Cricket Awards.

Hosts: Ravi Shastri and Karan Johar.

Presenters: Ajay Jadeja & Neha Dhupia / Shoaib Akhtar & Rakhi Sawant.

Performances: Kareena Kapoor, Mallika Sherawat, Shahurkh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Celina Jaitely, Amrita Arora, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Abhishek And Aishwariya Bachan, Meera, Reema, Resham, Shaan, Mummar Rana, Shahid Afridi, Ali Zafar, Atif Aslam, Hadeeqa Kiyani, Shahid Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Saif Ali Khan, and more.

Award Presenters: Imran Khan and Hema Malini, Wasim Akram and Madhuri Dixit, Sunil Gavaskar and Rekha, Kapil Dev and Jaya Bachchan, Arjuna Ranatunga and Bindoo, Shoaib Akhtar and Rakhi Sawant, Saurav Ganguly and Nagma, and more.

Award Categories:
Best Cricketer, Male
Best Cricketer, Female
Best Match
Best Coach
Best Captain
Best Supporting Captain
Best Supporting Cricketer
Best Supporting Coach
Best Wicket Keeper
Best Cricketer in Catch-Dropping Role
Best Cricketer in Comic Dismissals
Best Debutant of the Year
Best Run Out (fielder)
Best Run Out (batsman)
Lifetime Achievement Award

To add to the glamour and achievements the TV people should have also gotten awards in the following categories:

Best Commentator
Best Supporting Commentator
Best Sound from Stump Mic
Best Cameraman
Best Pitch Curator
Best Presenter
Best News Channel
Best Weather Forecast Predictor
Best Cricket Show
Best Cricket Movie

And the Administrators as well.

Best Selector
Best Supporting Selector
Best Board Member
Best Supporting Board Member
Best Chairman
Best Supporting Chairman
Richest Board Member

The rights to telecast the show should have been put up for grabs -Sony, ZEE, ESPN, Star, Neo, Ten Sports, Fox, and others would have vied for the rights and the BCCI would have received a multi-million dollar cheque.

Cricket and Bollywood in India - how did the BCCI miss this money making idea?

Throw Pakistan into the mix and play the India-Pakistan solidarity angle and you have a sure shot winner.

Throw Sri Lanka in and market the "Asia is One" gimmick and you have a sure shot money spinner.

Then why was an Asian Cricket Awards night held in Karachi, where no such performances were possible instead of Mumbai or Delhi?

Oh BCCI, you have disappointed.

If you turn it around next time and follow my tips, I will expect Royalty.

You'll make money, I'm sure you can share a little.

Make your pitch on this post...

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10 Pitched:

  1. Anonymous said...


    Sorry if you disapprove of me saying so, but Kareena Kapoor is so sexy!

    She should be in the dictionary under the word, "sexy".

  2. Anonymous said...

    Forget Q, he cant see beyond Priety, I approve you calling Kareena sexy.:)

  3. Q said...

    Hahaha, why would I disapprove Khansahab?

    She is but I think she needs to put on some weight.

  4. Q said...

    Ott, I can see beyond Priety - I can see Katrina ;-)

  5. Anonymous said...

    I see dead people... i really do... i see salman

  6. Gaurav Sethi said...

    Cracker Q! Meanwhile Modi is working out details, and Chandra has it all worked out - ICL Awards with tv stars from soaps on Zee channels.

  7. Q said...

    Are u serious NC? Where did u read that?

    Maybe the IPL awards will follow soon ;-)

    Scorps - whose dying and why?

  8. Gaurav Sethi said...

    i read it here. first. putting 2 and 2 together. as will modi, chandra.
    think scorpi is eluding to the wrath of khan (salman). and you its recipient. death by dance number.

  9. Q said...

    LOL! NC!

    I get it now.. I'd forgotten i'd mentioned Katrina in here ;-)

  10. Anonymous said...

    Wah wah, Q! It can't get any better. Seriously!

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