Bored Members - Guests | Media | White Bored | Interview | Bored Anthem - Songs | Boredwaani | Cartoons | Facebook | Twitter | Login

I didn’t drink that coffee officially…

by Bored Member

by Raja Baradwaj

That is perhaps what Shashank Manohar, the president of BCCI would have told the waiter who brought him the bill post his meeting with the ICL officials.

David Morgan, the ICC honcho had wanted the BCCI to meet the ICL officials to discuss the possibility of legalising the ICL. This as we know happened during the course of last week or thereabouts. There was a deadpan silence from the BCCI side about this meeting, and now we know that they indeed met.

Kapil Dev, Himanshu Modi & Shashank Manohar met at a coffee shop, I believe the meeting got over even before coffee could be served. It is reported that the meeting got over in 15 minutes or so.

Here is my take on what one could do in all of 15 minutes.

On an average it takes about a minimum of 5 – 7 minutes to shake hands and settle on the seats. And then we have the customary “it’s very hot outside”, “the monsoon this year has been disappointing” etc., which would take another 4 – 5 minutes. By which time the waiter would have come in with the menu. And it would have taken another 5 – 7 minutes to settle on something from the menu and order it. That makes it 14 minutes going by the minimum standards. And then an okay seeya, bye and another shake hands would have taken another 2 – 3 minutes.

So effectively the 15 minutes is over and out, even before the coffee they would have ordered got hot (ready) in the kettle. And then I am sure Mr Manohar in his grandiosity as a BCCI honcho would have announced loudly that no one associated with the BCCI can have coffee with the unofficial league guys. If anyone does have or is seen paying up for the unofficial league guys coffee, then he shall be banned for life. Walked off, he would have updated Mr Pawar on his mobile.

And now, for the scoop of the day…

While all this was happening a source tells me that there was a guy keeping a close watch on the three from the mezzanine floor. This guy was seen leaving as the other three were, and was seen calling / talking on his mobile phone with someone. I am told this person had a distinctive lisp. I wonder who it would have been !!


Gaurav Sethi said...

they had their 15 mts of blame. and paid lisp service to each other.
he who must not be named wouldn't have liked it any other way.

Prabhu.S said...


Hi! Guess you are talking about some meeting that took place earlier this week between BCCI and ICL.

Sorry havent followed that story much. Neither am I following too much of the ICL season...