Cricket-crazy Jain comes under fire

Business daily Handelsblatt said Jain had raised hackles in the bank after writing an opinion article in Newsweek magazine about cricket ahead of the World Cup that begins on Saturday in India and Sri Lanka.

“There were a few shakes of the head over that,” a Deutsche Bank insider told Handelsblatt, which added: “The team sport played mainly in former British colonies like India has very little to do with German culture.”

In the Newsweek article, entitled “Cricket, Lovely Cricket”, Jain, 47, set out the history of the Cricket World Cup and offered his views on the likely winner.

“My, perhaps, parochial pick is India playing Australia or Pakistan in the final. Approximately a billion and a half of the world’s population will be agog... the rest, oblivious,” Jain writes in concluding the article.

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