8 Feb 2008

Is Cricket Killing Other Sports In India?

     Is Cricket Killing Other Sports In India?  My answer is " YES".  Why do I say like this?  I will give you reasons for it.  It is a well known fact that sports is meant for enterainment and hence it is telecasted in television and also the playing area is provided with seats to accomodate the public....
But how many games have full attendence from the audience.  Is that the media doing all  these crime or is it the politicians.  I have seen many times where the ministers say that cricket is not like other games.  Why do they have so much of importance to this game alone.

   I don say that people should dislike this game, i just want them to give equal importance to other games.  If you ask a sportsperson then only you can understand the pain and hurdles they come across. But why is that only cricketers enjoy all the facilities.   Football is the most watched game in the world, now my question is that how many football stadiums of international standards are there in our country.  I feel that the government and the people lift the game of cricket and stamp all the other games.  You can surely see a full house cricket stadium in India. How many of us have seen a full house for an Athletic meet or a hockey match.

   Why is that no other game has so much of sponcership and live telecast in TV.  We are so much bothered about the telecast of the cricket match in Australia, but how many of us are bothered about the olympic qualifiers of the hockey match.   We people know who is the highest run getter for India, how many of us know who is the fastest man of India(100 mtr National Record Holder).  

          If we youngsters don take action against this, then it will be situation where the substitute players who will also act as audience.




Cheers!!!!
   

3 comments:

Ela said...

During the last olympics, the German commentator made such a sarcastic remark.... 'a nation of billions of people yet only a few here' was the kind of comment he made...i really felt bitter and wanted to bury my head somewhere.... Feelings apart, may be it is becoz like our bolly/kollywood movies cricket is also for people who does not need to think a lot and be sophisticated in order to understand it....
it may be really not like that but somehow people feel like that while most of the other games are really secluded from the common lot...

And i agree with u that the more youths turn to other sports and start appreciating it, the more brighter our country can shine in the international sports arena.

vijay said...

I totally disagree with this view.Watching a particular game is upto individuals,just because somebody is winning in a game which no one in the country is not giving importance to,doesn't mean everyone should watch that game and promote it....No game will ever die just like that....Because it was men who invented all these ga,es,even though a game fades out,it will be rediscovered...

So,seeing and supporting a game is upto individuals...what we can ask for is a open mindedness from the individuals ,that they must first watch each and every game before coming to a conclusion about omiiting the game from your list...

Yayathy said...

Vijay, I think that you mistook the post. I meant that cricket with the advertisment and telecast is overshadowing other games....