December 27, 2006 1:42am CST
Why and how is cricket given too much importance in India? Over the years cricket has become a most popular game in India. This has helped to create more hype for cricket and it has become a money minting game because of sponsorship rites, telecasting rights, advertisement etc., which other sports are lacking. While there is stiff competition to bag the contract for sponsorship, telecast rights etc. for cricket, sponsorship for other sports is very negligible
27 Dec 06
The cricket board in India is the richest in the world. The madness about cricket has reached such heights, that people in government offices do not work, when the match is on. Itis not worth spending so much of time on cricket matches. There are wonderful sports like football and hockey and people should give attention to such sports.