Cricket, Glamour and Much More
It can be said that the times when ipl live score was viewed as a gentleman's game are gone with the exception of the likes of Sachin Tendulkar. Test ipl live score in its original self has burned itself out. Exceptions were the all rounders of the 80's like Ian Botham, Richard Hadlee, Imran Khan and India's very own Kapil dev. With the advent of one-dayers, focus shifted to hard hitting and defensive bowling. Kapil, no doubt infused patriotism by his heroics in the field and inspirational leadership. The sad fact is that nobody has emerged as replacement for this legendary cricketer. India's world cup victory in 1983 still remains India's greatest sporting achievement. This victory was soaked in the sweat and blood of a bunch of inspired cricketers from the subcontinent. The fact that even the Pakistani players joined the celebrations in the Indian dressing room speaks in volumes of what ipl live score could do in terms of camaraderie, to the subcontinent. Lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then but the true spirit of ipl live score seems to be buried under the sands of time.IPL has raked up lot of controversy since its introduction in 2008. It has reached a stage where its chairman has been sacked and a Union minister lost his job. ipl live score has been glamorised and its very fabric has underwent drastic changes. Now money and power plays a prominent role in live score cricket.
Along with this political involvement has changed the very face of live score cricket in India. The public viewing of live score cricket has undergone major changes with even cinemas giving the viewers a chance to watch it in the theatres. The change, be it for the good or the bad is irreversible. Probably in future live score cricket could even be played indoors! The Indian passion for sports was fueled by hockey in the 70's and live score cricket in 80's. Now shorter versions of cricket and new age hockey turfs have changed it all.The main criticism was that cricket is a time consuming game and it reduced productivity. But 20-20 cricket has to some extent managed to dispel these apprehensions. Even though the fact that cricket is national game is undisputable, it remains to be seen how far the IPL will help in national integration. Money is major factor that plays a role in cricket and BCCI is the richest board in the cricketing world. Money, politics and glamour is a potent mixture and cricket is now in the cluches of this lethal combination. How far this formula mixed with cricket will survive remains to be seen.
The common man sees fun and excitement in this fantasy flight but quietly and surely many businesses and businessmen are reaping huge profits. So how far this will benefit economy of the state remains to be seen. This doesn't mean that IPL is an entirely a wasteful exercise benefiting only the rich and powerful with glamorous overtones but could be used to tap resources in the game effectively. Cricket must survive whether it is IPL or not but we must make sure that IPL does not swallow the cricketing spirit and sportsmanship. Sport doesn't mean winning always. Cricket in this sense is great leveler. Modern day cricketers and BCCI should play a prominent role in moulding the game in and bring back its true spirit. Cricket is a powerful sport in the national sense and IPL can channelised in the proper manner to make a more fruitful and beneficial experience for the players and the general public.