It has come at last! The long expected denial from that dreaded counter espionage Indian agency the Research and Analysis Wing - RAW.
"We are not responsible for the anti cricket activities of the Pak cricketers involved in much despised on the spot match fixing fiasco. We strongly deny any connection with the so called honey trap Ms. Lena Dena," said Mr.PP Sachcha, a Director with the RAW.
The RAW spokesman had been speaking at a hurriedly called press conference to explain their position vis-a-vis the match fixing games of Pak cricketers. It is almost a fortnight since allegations began to surface of a suspected Indian hand in the whole murky goings on during cricket matches. An ISI Colonel had made these accusations at a press conference at Khyber Pass at the time.
The colonel who is known only by his nickname as the Pumpkin,had brought the lady accused- the so called Ms. Lena Dena to the meet to prove his point. Ms. Lena is stunningly pretty and a charmer all along. Her poise and coolness outclasses these so called blue blooded aristocrats by miles.
"I had been asked by the spy network chief personally," she'd alleged in front of the press persons, "to lay a snare for these middle class cricketers from backward villages.It was very easy, they fell for me at the first sight, poor goats ! A couple of kisses, loving caresses and a few glasses of Thurra- the heady Indian country liquor, and they were eating out of my hand- willing to do my bidding . I then left them to the care of that bookie fellow..."
It started a storm as expected with the Pak press and the political hawks have been crying for a full fledged assault ever since.
The Indian side has not been quiet either. The press and the extreme rightist parties have retaliated in kind. While the press called Ms. Lena an ISI stooge and one of the many girlfriends of this colonel Pumpkin and stopped there, the politicians are shouting for the public to storm into Pak and settle all disputes here and now.
TheRAW denial has come into the nick of time- otherwise who knows what could have happened. A Nuke war over a test match lost !