Reading the number of comments in the blog on cricket, it may give the impression that cricket has very large amount of followers. Maybe this was true 20 or 30 years ago, but now even for the Affiliates to have their own league is a struggle. One thing is for sure and that is the people involved are quite vociferous, which may have created the impression.
Being "loud" is not an issue, except when one prolongs the matter by just trying to be "one up on the other". A lot of this have arisen because of the inconsistencies that prevail in the MCA. The people that hold positions take the view that they have certain "rights" which are unquestionable. They believe they can do what they want, because they have the power to do so. Most of the time it is arbitrarily undertaken without considering the merits of the issue. Friendship, family connections, revenge or the need for votes, tend to sway the decisions.
Sad but that is the reality. The President of the MCA does not have time with his other commitments, while the Deputy President relies on the power of the votes or having the right connections, which in a way has not given MCA the firm leadership. This leaves the others to undertake what they want on a "cliquish" basis. Therefore in the words of one of the "commentators", it is a policy of scratching one anothers backs to achieve the desired decision. Can you imagine that the Financial Committee had indulged in a discussion involving Umpires, players and an MCA senior official. Mind you, this has nothing to do with finance!!!!
That is what happens in MCA today.
Therefore it is not surprising that i received a e-mai titled "Gangsterism in MCA" describing some of the antics that prevail in MCA. The text is as follows:
"MCA is at it again.
Yesterday they awarded the match to FT. How did they come to that decision? No competition committee meeting was held. Members of the competition committee were not called. There was no inquiry held. The affected umpires were not called the Selangor team rep. was not called.
Four persons met at the MCA office who was the Vice President, Competitions Chairman, The Acting Competitions Chairman and the FT team manager. What do you call this gathering?
The most surprising and unethical part is that two persons decided the verdict. It is the competitions chairman and the acting competitions chairman. If the acting competitions chairman is present why is the competitions chairman there? If the competitions chairman is present why is the acting competitions chairman there?
The acting competitions chairman has overruled the Competition Chairman and compelled the MCA staff to send email to the Selangor team undersigned by the Acting Competitions Chairman. Why is the Competitions Chairman allowing this? If his is not capable of doing his job then he should resign and let the acting chairman take over his duty. Tell him not to make a mockery of himself and become a laughing-stock. Again we see here that the acting competitions chairman seem to take an upper-hand of things.
It was known that the Acting Competitions Chairman was consulting Hon. Sect. most of the time before the decision was made.
The decision made has made many people upset including team managers of certain teams in the Premier League. An SMS had been send quoting;
MCA Development Committee Chairman and MCA Domestic Competitions Chairman.
The decision to award the Premier League match between FT and Selangor to FT by two MCA EXCO members is not agreed upon by the ____Cricket Association. The process in which this decision came about was wrong and unacceptable. ____ Team Manager. cc EXCO."