The BCCI’s interference with the World Cup may tarnish India’s triumph, and their manipulation of the pitch to suit their team shows a lack of class. Their rise in wealth and power as cricket’s “nouveau riche” has led to an entitlement that goes against the spirit of the game. The ICC’s response to the pitch switch was carefully worded, and India’s rise in wealth has given them a position of power that they are exploiting. The continued rise of the IPL will only make their power and influence grow. The game of cricket is being used for political maneuvering, and India’s tactics are unfair.