Showing posts with label IPL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IPL. Show all posts

Wednesday 5 June 2013

Kill these Games - Save Sport: ToI Initiative

Interesting initiative - Sports-culture, like literature, is the barometer of civilization or cultured nation. Both re-present, not the mirror image but an x-ray image of the skeleton of the moral fabric of society. We remember Greeks as not only the lovers of art and literature but also of spots (Olympics). The question is: what should be taken care of - a particular game or sports, in general or, more importantly, Moral Fabric of society?

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Tuesday 22 April 2008

IPL: a sect in the Religion of Cricket

I doubt if IPL will lessen nationalism. The worst form of it will be reflected in spectators’ loyalty to their city/club teams. We have seen in the first three days of IPL that when the Mumbai Indians lost wicket, there was pin drop silence in the Mumbai stadium which was roaring like sea on gale at the wickets of opponents. Similar silence and uproar were observed at Bangalore and Mohali.

This phenomenon will surely lead to hooliganism. Regionalism is already on sprawl in India due to political colors. This form of cricket will add fuel to the fire. Culturally divided nation like India, whose unity lies in its diversity, may experience further divides because of new form of cricket. Cricket is considered as one of the unifying catalyst in the diversity of India. Unanimously, all agreed that Cricket is a religion where all other religions dissolve. IPL will create more sects in this religious spirit associated with the game of cricket.