Shocked by seeing the news about Raina !
October 24, 2010 10:09am CST
I pray to God that news which I saw about Raina should be false.. Everyone knows that the 3rd ODI washed out due to Rain..so I were looking at the news channels since they will tell more about the series , I mean the last time Australia white washed like that..they will share those kinda news..While looking at those I saw a breaking news in TIMES NOW channel that " Suresh Raina was seen with a bookie in Sri lanka tour ".. I really got shocked after seeing this..But BCCI clarifies that it is not true.. Sunday times news paper ( UK ) published this report..but BCCI rubbishes those reports..and no probe is going to be undertaken.. Don't know which is true..Suresh Raina, such a aggressive player all time can never be such bad.. Have to wait and see what's coming out of those news.. What you guys think about this young Suresh Raina and this news,,
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24 Oct 10
What I heard is Raina was spotted not with bookie but with a woman who has connections with a bookie! Now, it is debatable whether Raina knew this or he was just having casual talk or whatever with that woman or women. When you are a rising cricketer it is quite obvious that many people come and introduce themselves etc etc. So players should be careful to indulge with unknown people or new people. I find Raina to be a very talented and sincere guy. I might be wrong but I just feel so. And I think Raina didn't know about this woman having contacts with a bookie! Let us see what Raina says about this news. But if he is really involved in match fixing or spot fixing then he is really on the wrong path and should be punished according to the laws that applies to all cricketers under ICC. Happy Mylotting!
25 Oct 10
ya me too was shocked, that too these type of comment on raina. i feels that he is a dedicated cricketer, adn always plays well for india, happy to play at any position or situation given to him. such player found in connection with bookies, hope that this will be a false news.
24 Oct 10
Yes, the news is a shock to me as well. Again there are a lot of elements that are very fishy about this deal. Sri Lankan authorities it seems contact Srinivasan rather than directly reporting it to ICC as per the norms. Then it seems Srinivasan has told them to subdue the issue and hide it. I think he did it because he did not want this to crop up before the CL T20 as Raina plays for Chennai Super Kings. Now that this thing has come up, I hope this does not blow out as another big controversy. Raina has a great career in front of him, let's hop it does not get clipped due to this issue. Cheers! Ram
25 Oct 10
i am not at all surprised by this new. whenever a player is doing well something or the other is said about him. hope it does not affect raina in any way as he has been in very good form lately. also it was cleared by the n.srinivas of bcci that the woman was actually an agent and even srilanka did not send any notice to the bcci. it is only fabrication of things by a English newspaper.
24 Oct 10
If it is true then it is really shocking and unfortunate for Indian cricket and world cricket at large. If young and promising player like Raina can get into this muddle then anybody can. While B.C.C.I. should not rush into decision making on media reports alone, they should not try to protect the player because he is Indian and they can do so by their financial clout. It is the prime duty of all concerned to weed out the cancer of match fixing from the cricket. I have not seen this media report so I wouldn't know whether this episode is during test series or Triangular series with New Zealand and Sri Lanka. The performance of Raina in his maiden test series has been very good scoring 120,60and 41 N.O. This instance could be during Triangular O.D.I. series.