The BCCI has decided to extend its munificence—following Team India’s World Cup triumph—to every baby born on the 2nd of April, 2011.
India has a baby born every two seconds. That makes approximately 30 * 60 * 24 = 43,200 babies born on the auspicious day.
The BCCI will be announcing the amount of the cash awards very soon. It is currently compiling a list of all the babies born on that day from hospitals across the country.
It is believed that these babies brought good luck to the men in blue. The BCCI have also recruited eminent mathematicians to come up with a weightage formula to decide the contributions of each of the men in blue to the team’s victory.
The administrative body would like to have the babies named for each of the men in blue —in the exact same proportion.
It is expected that majority of the babies will be named Sachin or Yuvraj.
The BCCI have also taken cognisance of the 1983 World Cup winning team’s protest that none of them were invited for the World Cup final.
It is expected that all 28 year olds in the country born on the day Kapil’s Devils won the World Cup in 1983 will be offered to chance to rename themselves as one of the then squad. June 25, 1983 is the day to target.
Copies of advertisements in gazetted publications will have to be submitted as proof—for either award.
Indian babies, at least these specific ones, are blessed in more ways than one.
Quote of the day:
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it. – Cullen Hightower