Will ipl surpass the popularity of soccer?
March 22, 2010 1:59am CST
The introduction of ipl and t20 has created quite a lot of interest and curiosity among those who were not interested in cricket.I was an ardent soccer fan until the invention of t20.However, nowadays I find this format of the game to be as exciting as watching a cricket match.If the game is marketed properly then I can't see why it can't catch up with the popularity and craze of soccer.What do you think?
22 Mar 10
NO, i didn't think so...it is quite impossible...Today also..people like to see soccer more than cricket does...In Asian country soccer is not so popular but apart from this continents many of the country like to see soccer only...Even if india becomes good in soccer..so i think it hamper the popularity of cricket badly...
25 Mar 10
Hi siliguri I like to thank you for your response.You are right that in south east asia cricket enjoys more popularity than soccer may be because we do not have good soccer teams but cricket brings us a lot of accolades.The way Lalit Modi and his team has started to promote t20 who knows someday a cricket match will be played having soccer rules in order to match the popularity of soccer.
25 Mar 10
Hello mnepram it's nice talking to you once again and this time I noticed a slight improvement in your speeches..at least it makes a bit of sense.Soccer is indeed popular in Asia more than cricket but in the South eastern region Cricket is more popular than soccer due to lack of good soccer players.It's true that the World cup is held in Asia and it generated a lot of curiosity for the game but that doesn't necessarily mean that soccer has reached huge popularity all around the Asian continent..The 2010 world cup is held in South Afeica so what do you think that soccer is a prominent and most popular gane in south africe?By the way the most popular game of South Africa is rugby.In 1994 the World cup was held in USA..FIFA does this to spread the game to all nooks and corners of the globe..Park is a player of outstanding capability and so he is worshipprd in his country similarly in India Sachin Tendulakar is worshipped..hence that can't be a yardstick to measure the popularity of a game.I think you got a bit distracted from the main topic and just tried to grab attention.Still I do agree with you that Soccer is more popular in Asia than any other sport as many countries play the game.