Do you think Regarding IPL2 Govt. Should be more co-operative?
March 16, 2009 12:24am CST
I think The Indian Government is not handling the issue of IPL2 security very well. The future of IPL2 can be in very bad shape. It will only make India down in world cricket stage further as there are other players from foreign countries are involved. What is your take?
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16 Mar 09
I feel the Government is handling the situation pretty well. It is election time and IPL has to definitely wait till the election is over. With the election and IPL running parallel it will only bring commotion in the country. This is not going to bring India down in any way. As for the foreign players are concerned, most of them would be missing the IPL2 in such case and there is nothing much to do for them.
17 Mar 09
Hey subha12 This is a very good question. In my opinion keeping in view the present situation in India Govt is handling all such situation very critically. Due to forthcoming election large number of police personnel, paramilitary personnel are required for all over the country. The situation across the country is also not conducive to host or play such vital game. You are aware that in IPL almost all countries top player will come and security problem pose a serious concern for Govt as well as for host. I think IPL2 should be rescheduled . Govt's stand on the issue very positive. pkc3000
17 Mar 09
i think the government is being sensible and cooperative.we had some terrible terrorist attack both in indian and pakistan and the threat is always there.its hard to choose between giving security to the polls and cricket.if they fails tio provide adequate security to the polls and if some major leader is injured,the commotion will be uncontrolable.if adequate security is not provided to IPL and if some got injured by attacks,no team will play in IPL again.u see,elections and polls are happening for years now whereas IPL is only on its second season.u cant by no way postpone election but u can postpone IPL though there will be some money lose but its way better than losing lives.
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17 Mar 09
IPL should be completed this year. Postponement will only lead to a push for the terrorists who don't want to showcase the power and attraction that India has become. However, security is also very important and then definitely election is more important. The security for the election will lead to a government and representatives truly chosen by people. So government is doing exactly what they should do. We have not seen any instance when the home ministry is against the IPL. In fact he wants it to be completed but changing the date is mandatory seeing the circumstances.
16 Mar 09
I think the Government is doing the right thing. They are being cautious and it is good. Both the elections and IPL is going to involve people in huge numbers. There is no point in stretching the security arrangements just to accomodate a sporting event. If something happens, everyone will point the fingers towards the government. With elections going on, Congress would not like to lose any votes due to unforeseen events. Remember how Rajiv Gandhi's assassination turned around the results in 1989. In Tamil Nadu, DMK won just a lone seat out of 234 assembly seats. They could have won much more seats if not for the unforeseen assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. Congress would not want them at the receiving end while elections are ongoing. So, I could understand their cautious approach and I feel thats fine. IPL organizers should start looking at alternative arrangements. Probably, conduct IPL 2009 just after the elections. If that means losing all the international players, so be it. Let us fill it up with local talent and let it be a national event. Why not? Why should someone take a risk with the international players raising so many questions about security arrangements in the sub-continent?
17 Mar 09
Hello,Subha! The Govt.of India is giving priority to security of the players as well as of the people who will be busy in the election processes.That is why the government asked the IPL authorities to postpone the program till the election works is over.In the election works lot of security arrangement has to be made for which the government would not be able to cope with.There is no other way but to postpone the IPL program.thanx.
17 Mar 09
I think Government is taking right step by postponing the IPL to few days. I think since there are lots of foreign players and top players, I think good security and lots of security people is needed. I think lots of security measures should be there in all the places around. If anything bad happens like it happened in Pakistan, most probably no countries or players will visit again India for playing cricket.