I. P.L. the dirty league
February 21, 2008 10:02am CST
Miss. Ilavagi, in case u people do not know about her, is a poor tamil girl, who was recently crowned as the world Carrom woman champion in France recently. Ms.Ilavagi is a daughter of a poor cart man, and she does not have a permenant job and do not have a sponsor ( she was sponsered by the sports department of Tamilnadu for her trip to France). Now look at the amount of money spent on foriegn cricketers, why do we have to spend so much money on these over the hill cricket players like Shane Warne, Cameron White ( has anybody heard about this player, he has been purchased by Chennai,where the same womens world Carrom Champion lives). Friends please tell me why are we behaving in this way, we pay a huge amount of money to bring Mr. Mathew Hayden, Ricky Ponting and the great Andrew Symonds, the same trio who had accused our own Harbajhan Singh of Racism. I would like to inform you that I am not a Cricket hater, and I also love Cricket and I would always like to see only Team India to win. I would be wery happy if this conversation helps the poor sportsmen and sportswomen in India.
22 Feb 08
Good thoughts. Like the rich gets richer, the popular gets popular. As you can see in myLot, how many discussion on cricket? Can you show me one discussion on carrom? A few months ago, I started some discussion on Indian tennis, about Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi. No response. These special sportsmen like Paes, Bhupathi, Sania and Viswanathan Anand have performed equally or even better than likes of Yuvraj Singh. But, thats how the sports scene in India goes. Some people can recognize Sachin's wife, but not Mahesh Bhupathi. Hope BCCI/ ICC puts a restriction on the number of cricket matches per year to keep the interest in the game alive. If everyday you see a match, very soon the interest will die like drama serials in TV. Thanks.
24 Feb 08
You hit the nail on the head. The companies and movie stars obviously put their money where it is noticed and then claim to be charity sponsors!! If Shah Rukh et al could put in 1 lakh rupees per year (a fraction of what they spent on these foreign cricket players) then every small sport and great sportsmen will put India on the top of sports. And what about the Government? They are willing to pay somebody 1 lakh rupees for 1 sixer which is 2 minutes job and yet cont give a mere few thousands to truly talented smaller sportsmen! Where is all my tax money going buddy? Thanks for this useful info and I hope more people will notice this and come back to their senses!