BCCI says, “One who is contributing more should get more.” And God says?

These last few days, amidst the generals struggles, joys and tragedies of life, another story is playing out… that of the BCCI, Australia and England, asking for greater influence and control of the ICC. “The big three” as they are called, as seeking to alter how the ICC (a corporate body for governing worldwide cricket) works. Latest news here: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci-icc/content/story/714187.html

Evidently, the vision of “global” responsibility, service and sacrifice are missing, ironically in a nation that has been both a beneficiary of a global service vision and also continues to struggle with mass poverty and need.

An attitude of “rich get richer” really does not help a country like India, where Sport is just one facet of life. If India is commercially successful in cricket and to some extent IT sectors, it does not mean that we as a nation are succeeding. We need to have a more corporate responsibility to help not just lesser funded sports, but also lesser funded areas like education, agriculture, or even medical facilities in semi-urban/rural regions.

But spreading the wealth is clearly not the ethos of BCCI… who are looking to protect their own interest.

And God’s voice… by which I mean, a voice that comes from the Bible… is:

Phillipian 2:3-4: “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”

Hmmm.

 

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