IPL AND THE BIG BUCKS!!! 0

IT SEEMS AS IF THE IPL DRAMA HAS TAKEN OVER ALL THE PROCEEDINGS AND THE CRICKETING WORLD HAS BEEN TAKEN BY SURPRISE BY THIS BCCI-BRAINCHILD.NEVER EVER HAVE I SEEN SUCH ENORMOUS HYPE RELATED TO ANY LEAGUE.BE IT THE ENGLISH COUNTY OR THE AUSTRALIAN DOMESTIC LEAGUE,SUCH A POMP AND SHOW HAS NEVER BEEN PUT ON BY ANY PREMIER LEAGUE.
THIS CAN,UPTO SOME EXTENT BE EXPLAINED BY THE BIG BUCKS ON OFFER AND THE MILLION-DOLLARS INVOLVED IN THE IPL.THIS ALSO GOES A LONG WAY IN REINFORCING THE AUTHORITY AND DOMINANCY OF BCCI IN THE CRICKETING WORLD.THEY HAVE ONCE AGAIN SHOWN THAT THIS BOARD IS CAPABLE OF ALMOST ANYTHING AND HAVE A BIG,VERY BIG CHUNK OF THE OVERALL SHARE.THAT THIS CAN ONLY BE MADE POSSIBLE BY THE BCCI IS VISIBLE AS ALL OTHER BOARDS ARE BEING MERE SPECTATORS TO THIS AND THOUGH THEY DO WANT TO HAVE SOMETHING OF THEIR OWN,THEY SIMPLY CAN”T BECAUSE OF THE GIGANTOUS INFRASTRUCTURE INVOLVED AND ALSO THE POPULARITY OF CRICKET BEING NOT AS BREATHTAKING AS IN INDIA.
THERE”S NO DOUBT OVER THE FACT THAT THE MONEY INVOLVED IS A HUGE FACTOR.BUT I ALSO THINK THAT THESE KIND OF LEAGUES CAN ONLY BE SUCCESSFUL IN A CRICKET LOVING COUNTRY LIKE OURS,NO MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY YOU HAVE.IT”S STILL THE LOVE FOR CRICKET AND PASSION FOR RE-LIVING THOSE GREAT CHAMPIONS THAT HAS MADE THE IPL AN EYE RAISER.WHAT DO YOU THINK?IS IT THE MONEY OR THE PASSION THAT IS GOING TO MAKE THE IPL A HUGE SUCCESS?WOULD THERE HAVE BEEN SO MUCH HYPE IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY HAD THIS BEEN DONE?WELL,THERE MAY BE SOME SAYING THAT MONEY IS ALL THAT MATTERS,I WOULD SAY THAT IT”S THE PASSION FOR CRICKET IN OUR COUNTRY THAT”S GOING TO MAKE THIS REVOLUTIONARY CONCEPT A HUGE AND PATH-BREAKING SUCCESS.