I only partially agree with my colleague AR Hemant’s scathing take on the IPL and its governing body's progressively odious iterations of malpractice. While he has accurately painted the picture of a shameless organization with only control, profit and arse-saving in mind, I do not concur with the solution offered.
Hit the BCCI’s pockets, hit them hard. It is only when profits fall is when self-important corporations wake up to the needs of their customers. Don’t buy IPL tickets, don’t watch it on TV, don’t consume it on websites or newspapers. Don’t buy team jerseys; boycott companies which sponsor this annual summer farce; take your team merchandise out to the town square and burn it.
For one, the lion’s share of the board’s IPL earnings comes from television rights. Empty venues may not look good on screen but have little impact in terms of profit so long as a dedicated TV audience exists, as it does in this case. It is also too much to expect this largely proletariat audience toRead More »from Boycotting IPL will not save cricket