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    I hate that their fielding just completely goes out the window as seen yesterday.
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    Agree 100% with the article.

    My gf was a cricket hater when I met her. After a few summers spent at first grade matches and floating in and out of the room while I'm watching test matches she has come to appreciate the game.

    She just laughs at the IPL.

    Why those Indian Ads have to be shown to the world I will never know. While I hate a lot of things about T20 I have come around to some of the cricket played. I can't stand some of the blatant and amateurish commercialism here though.

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    Most of them bashing me have failed to understand the point of the article, I never wanted IPL to go away, nor did I say that all IPL is gloom and doom. It could be all the more better without all these cheap antics and gimmicks.

    I forgot to mention about the blimp. FFS, these guys don't know what a blimp is supposed to do. It is supposed to show the ground from a bird's eye view. Instead what we see is the blimp itself...

    IPL is for the better and yeah it's great and all. However these cheap gimmicks are just a waste of time if you ask me. Nice to see that an article has generated so much comments and views.

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    But without all these cheap gimmicks where does all the money come from? Without the money, you dont get the stars. Without the stars, you dont get the audience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gvenkat View Post
    Most of them bashing me have failed to understand the point of the article, I never wanted IPL to go away, nor did I say that all IPL is gloom and doom. It could be all the more better without all these cheap antics and gimmicks.

    I forgot to mention about the blimp. FFS, these guys don't know what a blimp is supposed to do. It is supposed to show the ground from a bird's eye view. Instead what we see is the blimp itself...

    IPL is for the better and yeah it's great and all. However these cheap gimmicks are just a waste of time if you ask me. Nice to see that an article has generated so much comments and views.
    You've finally figured out how Atherton, Haigh et al keep themselves in business. Choose a topic that polarises the masses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    You've finally figured out how Atherton, Haigh et al keep themselves in business. Choose a topic that polarises the masses.
    That's hardly fair, they're both brilliant writers who just feel marginalised for whatever reason with the new changes. Both writers along with Osman.S are all of the highest integrity, IMO, none pander to the masses but if there is a topic they feel strongly about they'll lash out and rightly so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gvenkat View Post
    My thoughts were along the line that IPL is nothing but razmataaz and why do that to your team mate in such vein. You give your 100% but that was out right rude.
    The fact that team owners shell out in excess of one million suggests it's hardly a razzmatazz. Would prefer the professional competitiveness of the IPL to the jingoistic competitiveness of world t20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    That's hardly fair, they're both brilliant writers who just feel marginalised for whatever reason with the new changes. Both writers along with Osman.S are all of the highest integrity, IMO, none pander to the masses but if there is a topic they feel strongly about they'll lash out and rightly so.
    I used to love Haigh particularly for his incredible effort in chronicling australian cricket.

    But of late he seems to write articles only to have a go at bcci. While his initial articles were good, and indeed carried some interesting points, repeated regurgitating of the same in every article is a pain on the eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobisback View Post
    But without all these cheap gimmicks where does all the money come from? Without the money, you dont get the stars. Without the stars, you dont get the audience.
    No one is arguing against commercialism; the problems is when it goes too far and becomes really annoying and actually counter-productive even from the commercial point of view because it lowers brand value. Indian cricket coverage is notorious for this and the IPL has taken it to new depths.

    Example: It would be perfectly fine for Karbon to sponsor a best catch contest after each game to promote their brand. It would even be OK for commentators to speculate about a particularly good catch being a contender for a Karbon Kamaal catch. But when every single catch becomes a Karbon Kamaal catch it's just idiotic and insults the viewer's intelligence. It certainly doesn't make me think better of the company which inflicts this idiocy on me.

    On the whole I beginning to warm to the IPL. Pasag's points are quite valid and it has brought some good things to the world of cricket. As an Indian I am proud that we have created one of the most exciting new franchises in the world of professional sport. But it would be so much better and just as lucrative if it could remove the annoyances and demonstrate a bit of taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dissector View Post
    No one is arguing against commercialism; the problems is when it goes too far and becomes really annoying and actually counter-productive even from the commercial point of view because it lowers brand value. Indian cricket coverage is notorious for this and the IPL has taken it to new depths.

    Example: It would be perfectly fine for Karbon to sponsor a best catch contest after each game to promote their brand. It would even be OK for commentators to speculate about a particularly good catch being a contender for a Karbon Kamaal catch. But when every single catch becomes a Karbon Kamaal catch it's just idiotic and insults the viewer's intelligence. It certainly doesn't make me think better of the company which inflicts this idiocy on me.

    On the whole I beginning to warm to the IPL. Pasag's points are quite valid and it has brought some good things to the world of cricket. As an Indian I am proud that we have created one of the most exciting new franchises in the world of professional sport. But it would be so much better and just as lucrative if it could remove the annoyances and demonstrate a bit of taste.
    I think things have mellowed down a bit in the second part. We aren't hearing karban kamal every now and then, but only for the really good catches, and dlf maximums are generally rare. (Gavaskar gloost always refer to them as six).

    Or have I developed an internal filter to the ****?

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