Since last 3 yrs one new fever emmerged especially for the cricket fans, “Indian Premier League”. This fever strikes form Mid-March to April end. This blog is to just point out the effects/side-effects.
There is so much discussion happenning since IPL is invented that if this is the true sport or its just a business. Well.., it depends upon us as what we want to see. If you just want to see full family enterrainment, it provides. If you want to see a sport, it provides. Its always better to see an exciting IPL match rather than tradionioal Indian TV serials. I have seen so many people around me who never watch or follow international cricket matches but for IPL, they keep track of even match schedules too. So the game popularity is ofcouse increased. Players are getting good pay, corporate people are making loads of money. so whats wrong with the IPL to blame.
If we see other side of the coin, there is also a lot to talk about. With so much money involved with IPL, eventually there you can see players who do not want to represent their country at international level and are happy to play few seasons with IPL and make maoney. Other major worry is tight cricket schedules of cricketers and demands of the game. Players play heavily without rest in IPL matches and are getting injured and makes them unavailable for international matches. We saw this example in last year T20 worldcup with key indian players injured during IPL and we cant even reach to semifinals. Franchizee owners spend so much money to players so they always want that their key players must play in all the match. And a cricketer is also not robot so he has to play at the cost of its national team. This eventually degrades national team quality.
Other major worry is the amount of Match-fixing & betting involved with the IPL. There are so much speculations that peopleinvolved in IPL are making money by betting on the matches. If we follow IPL somewhat deeply, we can clealry see the doubts abt match-fixing. Not just bookies, the IPL has encouraged common people for the betting too. I am seeing lots of people around me who are involved with this kind of unsocial things.
I am not saying that IPL is bad thing and should be baned. NO. It has ofcourse increased cricket popularity, players’ skills & values, provides better entertainment than soap-operas. Its upto us to take it in a good manner. Its we who are making society and its our responsibility to take things in right manner.
So dont be loser by encouraging unwanted and unsocial things, just sit down on ur sofa, have a popcorn and drink and enjoy d game…:)
Lets hear what ur say on this…