2010-03-05

Cricket; Hockey; Oh, it's Money

Money is amongst the biggest incentives. We have many successful cricketers because there is a lot of money in cricket. There is a lot of money in cricket because most of us watch Cricket. Most of us watch cricket because our cricketers play well. All these work perfectly well!

Our Hockey show - in spite of tweeting & TV debates by the intellectuals and the patriots - flopped. Till such time as there is money in the game, parents won't see any motivation to buy a hockey sticks for their boys (aren't we talking about men's hockey here?). They would buy cricket bats instead.

The country cannot find talent if only a few choose to play hockey. We need a lot of them to play hockey. Once we start playing good hockey, there will be viewership. Given that hockey is more international than cricket, the externalities will work faster and better. It is a shorter game too - fits in with current times.

Money begets talent. Talent begets viewership. Viewership begets much more money. Where to start?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Continuing on the same lines, it is surprising to see how little attention our sporstmen in fields other than cricket get. Who has heard about Shiva Keshavan? He represented India in the recent winter olympics and the Indian contingent had no money for equipment, uniforms and training. When I hear about something like this, it definitely hurts my national pride. Check out this link.
http://www.in.com/news/sports/fullstory-winter-olympics-indian-team-in-mismatched-uniforms-12793877-bea0b84eccb60aabdccc77d0278a98d2d7abd27d-1.html

itheabsolute said...

Hi Anonymous
Yeah, Sports in general is a sad story in the country.
thanks for your comments.

2010-03-05

Cricket; Hockey; Oh, it's Money

Money is amongst the biggest incentives. We have many successful cricketers because there is a lot of money in cricket. There is a lot of money in cricket because most of us watch Cricket. Most of us watch cricket because our cricketers play well. All these work perfectly well!

Our Hockey show - in spite of tweeting & TV debates by the intellectuals and the patriots - flopped. Till such time as there is money in the game, parents won't see any motivation to buy a hockey sticks for their boys (aren't we talking about men's hockey here?). They would buy cricket bats instead.

The country cannot find talent if only a few choose to play hockey. We need a lot of them to play hockey. Once we start playing good hockey, there will be viewership. Given that hockey is more international than cricket, the externalities will work faster and better. It is a shorter game too - fits in with current times.

Money begets talent. Talent begets viewership. Viewership begets much more money. Where to start?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Continuing on the same lines, it is surprising to see how little attention our sporstmen in fields other than cricket get. Who has heard about Shiva Keshavan? He represented India in the recent winter olympics and the Indian contingent had no money for equipment, uniforms and training. When I hear about something like this, it definitely hurts my national pride. Check out this link.
http://www.in.com/news/sports/fullstory-winter-olympics-indian-team-in-mismatched-uniforms-12793877-bea0b84eccb60aabdccc77d0278a98d2d7abd27d-1.html

itheabsolute said...

Hi Anonymous
Yeah, Sports in general is a sad story in the country.
thanks for your comments.