Narendran
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8 years ago

Indian premier League cricket is all set to start. It is the biggest tournament of our country in terms of money involved in it. But some argues that the arrival of IPL lead to the loss of traditional values of cricket. Introduction of T20 cricket and IPL has brought a lot of changes in cricket. The game of cricket has become faster. The total number of runs scored in the recently concluded  world cup clearly indicates the effect of T20 cricket in modern day cricket.

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rambabu
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8 years ago

Earlier cricket used to be played for the sake of Cricket. Then the ground or pitch used to be for a battle between  ball and bat. With the advent of new versions of cricket including IPL , the pitch has become a battleground for sledging,hurling abuses and making loads of Money.

AKP
AKP
MAESTRO MATE
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8 years ago

Well, that is true that it changes lots of things in cricket. But that's player choice. I mean if their game became aggressive in all cricket by playing such t20 tournament and if they are enjoying it then it should be okay.

I only feel bad about bowlers. To have more fun, now they made more batting pitches. That is wrong thing, both should get equal chances. 


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usha manohar
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8 years ago

I tend to agree with Rambabu....Cricket has lost its dignity with players being auctioned off and the whole thing reeking of commercialisation, it is not a game any more.It is more like a business venture ...


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vijay
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8 years ago

Coal auction is good, spectrum auction is good,then how player auction is bad. After all, players are also a resource and entitled to get the best price for their skills. Professionalism should not be confused with commercialism. Business done fairly is a legitimate activity. thousands of persons pay to watch a well conducted tournament. It is a self sustaining model. By paying pea nuts to players and only having five day format would dignity have been maintained in today's competitive world? 

rambabu
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8 years ago

If "Business done fairly", as you said is a legitimate activity! Its good. But business done at IPL is not fair. Earlier the scandal of IPL  has been investigated and some players were banned including Srisant. Even the present version of IPL -8' there are rumors of FIXING in the air.

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Kalyani Nandurkar
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8 years ago
usha manohar wrote:

I tend to agree with Rambabu....Cricket has lost its dignity with players being auctioned off and the whole thing reeking of commercialisation, it is not a game any more.It is more like a business venture ...

It really does seem very silly to see great players being auctioned off like a piece of furniture. And the way these players have allowed the game to fall to such levels is quite irritating, one of the many reasons that I have stopped following cricket, which I loved a lot at one point of time.


"I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally."
- W. C. Fields :)

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rambabu
Perandor
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8 years ago

@Kalyani. I too stopped seeing the IPL matches since two seasons. As the charm of cricket is no more. Even in the present season, the attendance of viewers is reducing.

vijay
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8 years ago

So cricket should have remained a five day affair with no support from viewers or advertisers.and gone the hockey and other sports way in India. Change should not be resisted. Also ew blacksheep cannot derail the IPL. I agree they should be severely punished.You have stopped seeing the IPL but have noted that viewrship is reducing.

rambabu
Perandor
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8 years ago

I have not noted. Press noted. Another thing also, press noted. Yesterday  a RR  player was approached for fixing the match between RR and Punjab, the matter was brought to the notice of intelligence wing of BCCI. The news was reported in Sakshi yesterday, a Telugu daily. See the National news papers.

vijay
Diamond Mate
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8 years ago

One swallow does not make a summer. The player himself reported the matter.

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