New Delhi, Aug. 14 -- With the sports ministry cracking the whip on the dope testing issue, it is as if Indian cricket has to deal with its own Article 370 moment. Indian cricket's bubble of lofty detachment has burst and BCCI brought down to earth. Sitting on a high horse all this while, BCCI now finds to its horror the horse has been taken away.

This turnaround is attributed to a desire to follow the 'law of the land'. But what remains unexplained is the law was always there, it wasn't created yesterday morning, so why was it flouted for so long? Cricket officials could be innocent of understanding these sensitive matters but the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), in office long enough for the cooling-off period t...