To some people, Mani is Ehsan Mani, former president of the ICC and a man who once mistakenly shook hands with special correspondent Dad. To us and to many of our generation, Mani is ex-Stone Roses bassist, Gary Mounfield, now with Primal Scream and also working on Peter Hook’s hilariously-named Freebass project – so called because it features three (‘free’) bassists.
All of which is just our way of saying that we feel a little disorientated when we read quotes like this:
“I think the lessons to be learnt for Cricket Australia would be big ones after this incident,” Mani said. “Australia threw all their eggs into one basket over the last few years and it’s come back to bite them because they lost support from other boards while pursuing the BCCI.”
Wise words from the man who brought you the distinctive, timeless opening to I Wanna Be Adored as well as the rumbling threat of Kowalski.