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To read this story I would seriously recommend you to first understand the money cricketers and people associated with the game are making. I know everyone of us want to be cricketers especially after the IPL fiasco! Alas, we are not the lucky ones. Read on as a consolation…

Ever since the commercialisation of the game, I feel, why I am not a cricketer? I mean, WHY? WHY GOD WHY? Oops… I forgot, I am an athiest!
You know this is what India can do to you. Everyone around you in so engrossed in prayers and the love-for-God that even the non-believers are tend to think their way. As we all know that “Hey Bhagwan” is the most loved words of Indians. People who dont believe in the supernatural power are looked down as monkeys [no offence to my fellow Australian dude who managed the second highest bid :)].
Getting back to the main issue – Cricket. The main question which my otherwise non-functional mind is throwing up – How are the bidders going to recover the money? Dont they think that they money spent is just too much to be recovered or even converted into profits in such a short duration?
I guess all these questions are dancing in my mind due to the fact that I, the average Indian Cricket fan, an ex-aspiring cricketer wont benefit in any way possible. We are only left to cry because as such the cricket calendar is packed for the entire lifetime, where is the time to track every match? And now we have the IPL.
I seriously feel that the Indian Eye Doctor Association should file a PIL against the BCCI taking in consideration the long term affects of watching TV non-stop.
Also, the Indian Workers Productivity Association should work a bit and file a PIL too for the loss of productivity that will in the long run and also, according to my erroneous calculations, in the short term too, will affect the productivity.
I see only one positivity in this entire concept! India which is getting divided on the politics of regionalism will get some relief. Imagine a Gujarati playing for Mohali team and a Chattisgarhi playing for Chennai! We have to wait and watch who the people will support and the pattern of the supporters. Will they still stick to regionalism or will they cheer for their favourite star?

Time will tell, and until that, I ll try to find answers to the question that why I am not a cricketer?


Moneystorm on Indian Cricket!

Money is raining on Indian Cricket and cricketers are getting wet! I bet an umbrella is the last thing on thier minds in this particular rain. Dhoni is bought for Rs 6 crore Muralitharan for 2.4 crore, Shane Warne for Rs 1.8 crore and Adam Gilchrist for Rs 2.8 crore, among others and the bidding is still in process.

I think the credit for this mega hailstorm must go to the Zee group, for, they were the ones who broke out with this innovative idea and BCCI jumped on the bandwagon. The winner, undoubtedly is the Cricket and Indian Cricket especially. With the kind of money everyone is making from IPL, we will be seeing a lot more wide colgate smiles on everyones faces very soon. Oh! smiles are already flashing!
In this war for Cricket, the entertainment value for the game will be at an all time high and a new era in Cricket is knocking at the door steps for India.

I particularly feel sorry for the Zee group and Kapil Dev, for they thought of corporatising Cricket and making huge money out of it and for the cricketers, who, otherwise had no career left and no options to make money. However, the real spinner in this case too has been the BCCI!

I hope with the IPL, the money flowing in the bags of BCCI will see some good done for Indian Cricket. BCCI is the richest cricket board in the world, with more than 80 percent of the revenue of ICC being generated in India, we have the worst stadiums in the world. Even in this age, our stadiums have poor infrastructure and even the score boards are manually operated. This is just one example from the list and I hope that BCCI will pay heed to the crumbling cricketing infrastructure in India.

All said and done, I dont have high hopes as the Chief of Indian Cricket is a politician and we all know what are Indian politicians are better known for!

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