A new generation of people living in the global village and with high expectations of a better life are no longer the willing slaves of government handouts, censored national media or the edicts of the politicians and agencies. They have developed a mind of their own. The basic issue is that the people crave peace and not hostility… In 2004, I sensed this public mood in the air like the onset of the monsoon. A stirring, sporting series would provide a perfect fillip to the desire for peace and the eventual resolution of issues. Carefully handled, cricket could act as a bridge of peace.