3. Enthusiast: The BCCI believes in promoting a culture of general enthusiasm. Therefore, it often lets cricketing enthusiasts pass off as proxy owners, sit at dug outs, attend team meetings and even wear badges which proclaim them as team owners. The BCCI is not one to dampen the fervour of enthusiasts and will not display that sort of mean spiritedness in its conduct. Enthusiasm however cannot be confused for culpability. With great enthusiasm, comes no responsibility. So much is the BCCI’s commitment to enthusiasm that when the honourable SC declared that the BCCI was ‘full of filth’, the BCCI counsel was quick to point out that that strictly speaking was not true. ‘We are mere filth enthusiasts, your honour’, they said plaintively and truthfully.
Unacceptable Synonyms: Proxy Owner, Actual Owner, Any Kind of Owner