hi, IPL IS NOT crap. in the IPL tournament you have to love the game of cricket and not an individual india/foreign player. your india to win and mera bharath mahaan can come into the picture,when team india is playing against any other country in the world. as a sports lover,i used to love the spirit of game first,though iam fan of indian team in any game/sports.
yes,IPL has many advantages and some disadvantages.
advantages - it is backing AND organising by BCCI,the richest and powerful country's autonomous body,so u can continue your test/one day representation to INDIA.
making lot of money in a short span of time for example harbajan making 1.3 lakhs for each ball he bowling in the tournament.
many unknown state players who used to play domestic cricket are getting biggest financial benefits,which they never dream about and got the chance to play with and against international stars.
as different countries players are playing together ,the differences between them can be wiped off and game spirit can be uplifted.
the game of cricket become a big money making business
confined to only 20/20 ,one day and test matches are neglected,so the art of game disappearing,in that place speed and non technical way of doing things play a major role.
some countries international cricket schedule getting mess up and players are giving importance to money making IPL rathen than representing their countries
and finally all the games and sports in india neglected very much (already neglectd) and there wont be any sponsors or fans or players to encourage other games and sports in india.
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it's still early days for the IPL and I shouldn't judge it prematurely, but somehow, after months of hype and hoopla, I had a shrewd (well, not so shrewd) instinct that the actual matches would be something of a let down. Understandly, the first couple of matches haven't really captured my imagination.
In my view, the IPL has some big disadvantages compared to the ICL which really drew me in despite the lack of official recognition, big names and sponsorship. And many people I've spoken to have expressed the same feelings, which leads me to believe that I'm not alone in my assessment.
Some factors counting against the IPL:
Smells too much of money power and arrogance (read: Sharad Pawar and the BCCI). I know a lot of cricket fans might disagree, but that alone has been a big turn-off for me. Has the "me-too" factor stamped all over it. In spite of the IPL being the "official" league, everything about it feels phoney and duplicate. All right, it has the big names, but the teams seem to have been put together in a hotch-potch manner and there just doesn't seem to be a sense of harmony among the teams (which was apparent in the ICL). Many of the foriegn players in the IPL will be leaving for international duty after a while. This will definitely take the sheen off the league. In contrast, the ICL, being shunned by the cricketing world at large, definitely has the advantage of keeping its contracted players playing for the league over a period of time. Believe it or not, I actually believe that local players should be given more importance than the foriegn players. And the ICL actually promoted the local boys and helped them gain recognition. Names like Ali Mortaza, Stuart Binny, Rajagopal Sathish, Tejinder Singh and Syed Mohammed come to mind. On the other hand, the IPL seems focussed only on the big names - the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, Mahendra Dhoni and so on. Last, but certainly not least, the media attention given to the IPL has made me sick of it already. That the ICL was widely ignored by most of the media has actually given it something of an advantage and allowed the promoters to focus exclusively on bringing out a quality product. On the other hand, I feel that the IPL promoters know that their product will sell anyway, so might not be too worried about the game itself. A minor gripe: the team names chosen by the promoters are horrible. Case in point: Mumbai Indians, Bangalore Royal Challengers, Kings XI Punjab? I'm aware that all these are subjective issues, and I fully acknowledge that my opinions might be completely out of sync with reality, though
and moreover....everyone lose interest in watching cricket even... here you are the fan of both...thats fine...but those are fants money.....tell me onething...who hates money...do you/myself?? its a sort of entertainment in this hot hot summer....buddy..
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