Indians are as passionate about cricket as South Americans are about soccer because to the IPL (Indian Premier League). Cricket is revered in India, where viewers always give their whole attention to the game. People’s adoration and enthusiasm for cricket has only grown after the 2007 launch of the Indian Premiere League (IPL).
The Indian BCCI established this Twenty20 tournament. This IPL has become eagerly anticipated around the end of March, but there are always two sides to every story. The following are some of the advantages and disadvantages of IPL.
Advantages of IPL
1. More recognition of cricket
Cricket players from any corner of the globe are welcome to join this competition. That makes it a rich melting pot of culture, morals, and knowledge when players from different countries compete against one another. As a result, individuals become more accepting of one another and bridge gaps between communities.
Adds revenue for the economy
The Indian Premier League (IPL) creates a plethora of jobs in the sports and entertainment industries, including those of cricket columnists, umpires, designers of costumes for all IPL teams, bodyguards or escorts to safeguard the players, and many others. The volume of money made from ticket sales is likewise substantial.
2. Opportunity for new cricketers
The Indian Premier League features cricketers at every stage of their careers, from the retired to the newly-minted to the much adored to the universally reviled. Here’s where up-and-coming cricketers can rub shoulders with veterans to sharpen their skills. They have a great opportunity to grow and develop as learners.
Exposure on a worldwide scale like this helps in the discovery of hidden abilities. Given the IPL’s status as a domestic event, surprising breakout stars are a given every year. Many players gained notoriety thanks to their flashy displays in the IPL.
3. Amazing entertainment for cricket lovers
You can’t take your eyes off the TV as the cricket match gives you a rush of adrenaline. The twenty-twenty leagues are fast-paced and exciting because of their brevity. People tune in to the Indian Premier League (IPL) because the teams are all named after different states in India.
When the top cricketers from every corner of the globe compete against one other, there’s no doubting that the tournament is the toughest in its home country.
As a result, the IPL now boasts a full complement of elite players capable of raising the bar for competition in the league to new heights. As a result, you can rest assured that the cricketers featured in it are truly enhancing their game.
5. Offers comeback chance
Shane Watson’s comeback would be the greatest in IPL history. Shane Watson’s superb all-around performance in the inaugural season of the IPL helped the Rajasthan Royals win the tournament for the first time.
However, he couldn’t secure a spot on the team before to that event, thus his time with Australia looked to be finished.
His international career had stalled before his outstanding IPL season, but after that he played regularly for Australia across all formats and eventually became a world-class player.
This is a perk of becoming an IPL player. Players that excel in the IPL will likely be considered by national team selectors, despite any negative experiences they may have had with them in the past, because of how difficult it is to overlook such performance.
Disadvantages of IPL
In the Indian Premier League, players consistently receive large salaries. Every season of the IPL has bidding on several players. Every year, teams spend millions on free agents and draft picks to bolster their rosters.
There have been arrests of players and owners on charges of helping to suppress black market activity. CSK and RR are perfect examples of this. The squad took the hit for the group. Both teams had their IPL eligibility suspended for two years.
2. Wrong scheduling of matches
April and May, two of the hottest months in India, are when this league plays out. The players’ health is a concern because of the extreme heat, particularly in Rajasthan. Players may become overheated and sleepy under bright sunlight. Since several international tours occur during IPL, scheduling is not done taking everyone’s availability into account.
3. Tiring for players
The players are exhausted with the constant streaming of global matches and the subsequent two-month series. This could have an effect on how well they play cricket on the international stage.
4. Copying of techniques
When athletes from multiple nations play and train together, they learn a great deal about each other’s playing styles. In international matches, the opposing team may employ such strategies, which might lead to copying of their techniques.
5. Losing interest in test matches
The trend line goes down when a country with nearly a billion cricket fans starts losing interest in Tests. Fans, especially younger ones, now prefer watching the shorter form of the game rather to watching five days of cricket, thanks to the surge in popularity of T20 cricket thanks to the IPL.
Players have been influenced as well, with a greater emphasis placed on playing in the IPL than in this Test cricket.
There will always be people who argue about the benefits and drawbacks of IPL, so it’s important to keep an open mind. Let’s put the 2023 IPL on the plus side and hope there are no scandals or scams. After all, Indians hold cricket in the highest regard.