It’s all about the IPL

From time to time we like to be cryptic. We usually don’t end up explaining what on earth we were on about about but this time we thought we should.

The IPL. And Sri Lanka.

In 5 short years the IPL has managed to polarize the whole fan base of Sri Lankan cricket.

We have the anti-IPL brigade who are willing to perpetuate, blindly at times, what a curse the IPL has been and how it has corroded the Sri Lankan players moral compass and sold themselves to the dollar bill.

Then there are the ones that are sympathetic to the players cause and their right to earn their keep while at the prime of their sporting being.

Then there are ones who prefer to watch Kate Upton’s profoundly magnificent lady bits bounce up and down on a Sports Illustrated video. Was that too cryptic? We mean to say they don’t really care. Couldn’t give a toss.

But the devils greatest trick was to convince us it doesn’t exist.

Rex Clementine and Arjuna Ranatunga have successfully propelled the anti-IPL agenda in the local and international media so much so that fan’s are now fighting each other.

If only the IPL were the actual devil it would be flattered by the disharmony it has caused. But the IPL does not care. The money printing machines keep turning and the dices keep rolling.

Meanwhile Sri Lanka’s player ratings are at an all time low. Fans would rather see players injured than see them play. Some would rather see them have their manhood strapped to high voltage devices to send them a discharge every time they take a wicket or score a run in the IPL.

It’s like watching an online civil war. Sometimes, wars are necessary for progress. But what are we really achieving with this one ?

The IPL and Sri Lankas dependency on it and the BCCI is reality. Sometimes that bastard bites. Deal with it.

There are greater battles to be won within Sri Lanka’s shores before we start trying to bite the hand that feeds. So many holes that need to filled at the SLC. At the roots level and at the domestic level.Shift your anger there. Demand that things are better at home first.

I don’t see Arjuna or Rex passionately fighting for a Provincial first class set up. Where is the uproar about playing 3 day first class cricket when even Zimbabwe plays a 4 day game? What about a single independent review of the board and its governance and structure on where it can be improve? Why not ask Dharmadasa to prove how he has things under control financially and how his 5 year plan is progressing?

Or have Sri Lankan’s become too desensitized to the fuckwitness of the board to think about hope change? Or are we just happy to be wrapped up in a pseudo bruhaha because it’s easier?

Don’t let the IPL win.





  1. Bimal said:

    I completely agree with you. Some of our cricket authorities continue to highlight areas that are not in our control in an attempt to hide their misgivings or inadequacies. if the SLC is giving the crickers a good deal they will surely not abandon SL and go to play cricket somewhere else? I respect Arjuna as a great captain but the cricket is very different now to when he was playing the game. For one thing, it has gone professional and money will always be a part of any professional game. To think otherwise is very naïve.

    May 8, 2012
  2. Sandeep said:

    In English there is a famous saying “While there is will there is a way” everyone knows that and for sure in future this saying will be altered as “While there is an Indian There will be corruption” India is the Mother Of all scams, It is not done by a common man mostly by the influential people in the society and The common man is influenced to involve in all the corruptions. If Indian Corruption is not eliminated from the country we won’t become superpower as a nation someone a corruptible persons become superpowers within the country and the common will long for Money and do mal-practices Eradicate corruption else Corruption will Eradicate our Country… Our Country is Over Flowing Wealth is Transferred as Black Money and Kept in a Dark Place and only because of this reason “Rich is getting Richer and Poor is Getting Poorer”

    May 15, 2012

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