Why blame cricket?

Updated: 06 February 2011 17:48 IST

"Cricket is over!" - declared IOA President Suresh Kalmadi after India returned with three Olympic medals from Beijing. Like Kalmadi, many other sports officials as well as current and ex-sportspersons share this animosity for cricket, for the prime reason that it is the most followed game in India, whose popularity surpasses that of any other sport. But the question is, if other sports have been struggling to make their mark, why blame cricket for it?

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