Cricket `Swaraj` Can Map Black Money Recovery


Rakesh Manchanda

Cricket Politics and Black Money have hidden connections. Can Cricket rules besides entertainment help in Black Money recovery ?

PM Modi batting with twitter handle congratulated Team India win against Pak in World Cup shows the links Cricket has over sports lovers.Media fresh spill over about the existence of a list of 1,195 Indians with accounts in a bank in Switzerland, estimated to contain funds to the tune of Rs.25,420 crore, has escalated the pressure on the Modi Sarkar to make renewed efforts to trace unaccounted money stashed away abroad.

Cricket Swaraj helps to understand the Black Money deadlock

Thanks to the better transparency and collective pressure put up by rich and poor. Score board cannot be hidden for long. Cricket has fair rules unless the will or intention is not bought or pre-fixed. It remains more transparent then the `political cricket` played by billionaires in the production units and factories. During production the score board in the factories and agriculture fields indicating fixed audit is manipulated to ease out black money to Tax Havens.

How easily Na Mo had aired an Election promise to bring back the blood money hidden abroad in 100 days and distribute 15 lack rupees in the account of each Indian. Amit Shah wants to erase this promise by saying it was an election joke while Finance Minister express technical difficulties. Allow me to reproduce my old published text title using Cricket as an update tool in this Black money recovery deadlock as under :

Independent India still fights for justice and cries for effective laws in real life. Unlike a bloody war the games demonstrate a country`s united readiness and courage. All rich and poor stakeholders in Cricket enjoy ball by ball micro details. Careful audit on each and every run scored and saved shows how important transparency is for maximising the fun and happiness. Recovery called “paisa vasol” is celebrated.

No one can steal or hide the profit of the runs scored and saved. Lost matches with weakness and dropped catches are analysed. The show goes on. Can we apply Cricket regulations & its transparency with peoples` participation and Citizens charter to our daily Governance ?

Today India is crying to get freedom from corruption. People work hard but team rewards of profits and security get stolen. In ancient India kings used to hide profit in temples in the shape of gold. Today, corporate pays extra to CEOs who in turn help them to hide money produced as profit in a Swarg called Tax Heavens. Corporate fix politicians to get their favours passed but keep the rest of the workers engaged in Industry insecure.

CEOs help investors to steal money from the `wheel of production` and pump it in the `wheel of speculation` or `wheel of gamble` called share baazar. Share Baazar promises faster but unproductive, false and jobless growth. Government-Corporate-Bankers nexus in actual controls share market. This collaboration steals away the hard earned money of the majority. Stealing and hiding, the profit unlike in Cricket format, is made possible with a clever audit. Casual workers as soft targets are blamed for slow development. Profit monitoring team and production team is kept disconnected.

Modi ji calculated and took a swear to bring back Rs.15 to each Indian account by using a simple calculator but he continues to swear to be the chowkidar of the Adanis and Ambanis and not 99 % Indians.

In Cricket rich and poor love to keep the minute by minute statistic of runs produced with `profit & loss` in form of possibility to win & lose. My game, my nation, my joy, my information, my sharing with all concerned is excelled and shaped. Sticking points remain- collective ownership & holistic participation in this religion of Cricket. Imagine a cricket match with `no rules`, `no wide balls`, `no limited overs` and no cheering & hooting of crowds.

Connect these dots and we can see a boring game with no sense of belonging, no rewards and no punishments. Carry it forward and we see the pitch of Indian Ministry & Business work culture in India. Disconnected lobbies of excellence as small islands in a business team is essential. Disconnection is designed in the system & is not a default. This keeps the system weak and unsafe. Result ? Ask PM Modi team why he failed the Nation and you shall find a goof up.

Right to recall the non performing player in a game is possible by Swaraj Bill. Same rule cannot be applied in competitive business of law making in the Parliament. Right to vote is only after 5 years. During last FIFA in South Africa, we learned as to why a player is replaced if football gets stuck with his foot for more then 20-30 seconds. Fast sharing of football in the team is essential. Audience can build a pressure and force a change via selectors.

Stakeholders in shape of audience and investors hoot and shout when the ball is lost in the crowd even for few seconds. Politicians shout and delay for all wrong reasons to block a bill in the Parliament. The recent victim was Lokpal Bill now a weak Joke Pal. British used fast punishment as a tool to force discipline in their system of governance where as we after 48 years are unable to sketch citizen charter and Lokpal together in a single draft and make it a Law.

Luck of a team ?
The space called `luck` is reduced by practise, calibrations of skills and shooting of goals. The speed and demand to deliver every minute, every second is so high that there is no time to fall back on business directions and services of experts during the real match. When Swaraj is strong & stakeholders as masters are alert, the luck is replaced by honest match winning skills. There is no twisting of rules and laws for personal gains. Fair wealth distribution based on skills can increase the income of 99% and the markets can survive.

Why Modi ji fails the dream of Indians ?
Information in a business pitch is blocked by match fixing. Profit transformed in shape of dirty money or black money parked in tax heavens, refuses to get recovered. Excuses are designed. Excuses for Modi Sarkar is the same was given by Ex- Manmohan Sarkar. Any country`s finance ministry knows how many notes were printed by the Reserve Bank and how much is parked outside as foreign currency.

Chances of corrupt match fixing is there but is very less or can be reduced. Pressure of `rich and poor` stakeholders with modern technology helps build a simple system which controls and checks the transparency. Referee as a `human control` can also make mistakes which people and player understand.

Politics and daily run of governance under ministry shall always remain boring if rules to control corruption are not fixed. From stadium to Sansad (Parliament) , people need to collectively apply simple Swaraj systems for a corruption free governance.

If egg is broken by outside force, life ends and if broken by inside force, life begins.

About author : Has worked in India and abroad in several countries and now is monitoring the historical people movement for an Ecological Swaraj in North India and Delhi. Other articles of same author you may like is :

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