Sunday, 24 February 2008

IPL Auction - Commercialization of Cricket

When Chennai Super Kings snapped up Dhoni for 6 crore rupees, every Tom, Dick and Harry in India started complaining about the crazy commercialization of cricket. Even politicians joined this critics group. Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray retorted that Indian Premier League is 'a gambling game of industrialists' and asked BCCI President Sharad Pawar to stop it.

Yeah. Indian Premier League is commercialization of cricket. "But is this commercialization bad for cricket?"... as these self-appointed critics wants us to believe. Amit Verma of India Uncut Blog correctly reasons out that "There is nothing wrong in commercialization." A Must Read Article for all cricket fans.

2 comments:

IPLcrazy said...

We at iplcrazy.com think that the commercialization is good.. but to an already highly commercialized sport??? as they say... there's no such thing as bad publicity..but on the contrary.. too much of anything is bad...

Robin said...

I don't think the sports as such is not that commercialized by global standards... [i.e. compare it to soccer or baseball, Basketball and American football in US, etc.. ] Yeah! Cricket is the most commercialized sport in India.. But still more commercialization need not be bad... This new commercialization will help in further growth of the sport itself in India..