18 September, 2020

Randsome Notes

My impression of the Delhi Police has gone from scepticism to admiration in just a matter of weeks

Randsome Notes
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Khaki Aglow
My impression of the Delhi Police has gone from scepticism to admiration in just a matter of weeks. I mean, I’ve been holed up in the Taj Palace for almost two months now, and never guessed that room 346 was the venue for cricket’s biggest crisis since the 1932-33 ‘bodyline series’. The Delhi Police has been quick on the uptake, discreet and extremely competent. It has been thorough in the investigations into the match-fixing scandal involving Cronje, confident when the whole world pooh-poohed them, dignified even in triumph.

Okay, so crime may be on the rise and much else concerning law and order in the capital may be out of control. But make no mistake, busting cricket’s match-fixing racket is a huge, huge achievement. Over the last decade, this racket has survived the International Cricket Council’s periodic admonishings to players, two judicial inquiries (Justice Qayyum in Pakistan and Justice Chandrachud in India), and sundry attempts by cops in various other cities in India and elsewhere to find the nexus between...

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