Is Cricket killing other sports in India?

India
February 24, 2010 12:07am CST
It is often said that due to so much importance given to cricket other sports are suffering in India. It is not only wrong but also wishful thinking. It is not correct to say that cricket has prospered at the expenses of other sports in India. Most sports body in India are controlled by the Government like Hockey etc. or by some individual perpetually like tennis. Cricket in India is governed by BCCI which is not a Government body. If other sports federation cannot operate probably cannot compete interationally, if they can't pay their players adequately, it is not the fault of cricket. Money in cricket has come only after the world cup triumph. After winning so many gold medals in hockey why is it in such a bad taste - because due to unprofessional attitude of there federation they could not en-cash their succes. Do you think that really cricket killing all other sports in India.
7 responses
@Gany15k (1674)
• India
24 Feb 10
Hi narender, you itself gave the reasons with all the appropriate answers.I too agree with you that cricket is not killing other sports.Recently I went to a interview and there someone suggested the same topic as you asked here.It is the individuals interest whether he likes cricket or hockey or other sports. If you asked me which sport I like ? then i would tell Cricket.Because I'm more interested in cricket than any other sport.You can tell me to watch hockey match is going watch it.But you can't ask why you are not watching hockey like cricket.Because it is everyone's interest. There are lots and lots of people who like hockey.The Media should take responsibility and should create the awareness.I'm not a hockey fan but I like it. The only thing is media should take responsibility and cricket is not killing other sports.This is my opinion friend.Hope after this world cup it will become more popular.Hope it will get."ALL THE BEST" to INDIA to win the hockey world cup.
• India
24 Feb 10
Dear, i am totally agree with you, but lots of people why blame cricket.
@Gany15k (1674)
• India
24 Feb 10
Its due to less exposure of hockey.There are people who likes hockey than cricket.The media is always showing things about cricket and not hockey.The media only should take responsible.So, people blames cricket as if it is the sport that dominates other sports.Thats not true.If people realizes these things then they will not blame.Hope so !
• India
24 Feb 10
Lots of talent in India but Government and sports foundation are not giving their best. They are totally failed to provide best facilities and coaching to players.
@siliguri (4035)
• India
24 Feb 10
Yeah! friend With the heavy craze of cricket in india which spoiling the other games. because of this games we didn't do better in Olympics games no one give interest in other games. The government should take effective steps to promote the other games as well so that we can win more gold in Olympics make the our country proud..jai hind
• India
24 Feb 10
Yeah, Government need to spend money to provide necsessary coaching and facilities to other players and athlites.
@umit_umit (1988)
• India
7 Mar 10
it is very true that cricket is suppressing other sports in India. Hokey being our national sport is being neglected by young and we can hardly find people interested for our national game. The glamor of gulping other sports.
• India
6 Mar 10
some time it seems to be like tht it killing other games....but if u r intrested in others no one can block u...last time we got medel in boxing in olympics....it dosent mean it killing other sports..but..........it bcomes crazy.....peoples r more crazy abt this....thts y.....
• India
6 Mar 10
Yes!cricket is killing other sports in india.its reason,indian govt.is not supported to other player.cricket is so famous that every person watch cricket match and discuss in each other about cricket.
• India
4 Mar 10
yes cricket is killing the other sports in india because......its so famous that u can see every other person hitting the ball with his bat in streets and grounds..have you ever seen ppl playing hockey, which is our national game...this is an insult of that game... we should play ther sports too..every sport has its own image...we should not be running towards only cricket on which celebs are now betting in front of whole world and no one is saying nothing..Wah! cricket ha!!
@deep21 (37)
• India
3 Mar 10
It,s not only wrong but also wishful thinking. It is not correct to say that cricket has prospered at the at the expenses of other sport in India. Most sports body in India in controlled by the Government like hockey etc or by some individual prepetually like tenis.