Cricket no more a gentleman's game: Erapalli Prasanna

He felt that legalising betting in cricket was a possibility, which could be explored. Stating that it was not a workable solution, Prasanna said, "I don't think that this is going to work. Nothing is clear and it will further enhance complications."

updated: June 03, 2013 17:51 IST
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New Delhi: Terming the BCCI's Emergent Working Committee meeting in Chennai a sham, former spin legend Erapalli Prasanna on Monday said that money is ruling the sport now and it is no more a gentleman's game.

"The entire controversy is not going to affect the popularity of cricket in India as we have seen packed stadiums in IPL. Followers of the game are immense here but I can see the gentleman's approach in the game is zero now," Prasanna told PTI Bhasha.

"Money is ruling the game now and it hurts as cricket has been a glorious game of uncertainties. During our times if a batsman was out but umpire was in dilemma, the batsman himself used to walk out. That was called a gentleman's game but now nobody is bothered.

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