IPL, The byproduct from convergence of Bollywood, Media and Business Interest has started rolling. And as expected in the mad rush to make Quick Bucks, its rolling over everything which this country and cricket stand for. At one end, we have Cheerleading girls imported from Germany and Washington Redskins , wearing short skirts and low-cut tops pushing the excitement level.
Its ironic that this is happening in a state where "Dance" Bars are Banned. NCP chief Sharad Pawar is the chief of BCCI which is organizing these matches and Maharashtra deputy chief minister and home minister R R Patil from NCP, who led an abortive campaign against dance bars, does not wish to embarrass his boss by banning the cheerleaders. According to Patil,
"The present question (of cheerleaders) cannot be equated with the police ban on dance bars. The ban on dance bars is commensurate with the sale of liquor. Cheerleaders' is apparently a dance form by itself,"
At other end we have long time Colleagues and Pillars of National Cricket Team at each others throat like Mad Dogs. The effects of IPL on National Team will be grave, Can People who were at each others throat during IPL really work as a cohesive using when in National Team?
Somehow the entire show resembles more like Bloodsports than Gentleman Cricket!
More outrageous is the fact, Billions are being spend on something as trivial as Twenty-Twenty Cricket when the country is grappling with issues like farmers' suicides and female infanticide, can we afford to waste our thoughts and time on issues that have absolutely no relation to the people's well-being? It only exposes the hypocrisy and Hollowness of our Sporting, Entertainment and Business Leaders
They say IPL is future of Cricket, If this is future of cricket then I rather spend my time in Strip Joints watching Pole Dance or Spend Money on betting on Hen Fight.