Friday, November 26, 2010

IPL Kerala Team & Communist Government of Kerala

IPL Kerala/Kochi team came close to be part of history. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that IPL Kochi/Kerala team will be part of IPL-4. The IPL Kerala team, when they won the bid was whole heartedly welcomed by the cricket enthusiastic people of Kerala. The enthusiasm of the people was short lived as the team went from one controversy to another soon after it won the bid. Dr Shashi Tharoor, the mastermind behind the bid was forced to resign as Central Minister and from there it was downward spiral for the Kerala IPL team. 
An IPL team for a state or a city is definitely a boost for that state and city. The cricket and entertainment extravaganza that happens in a month is the best way to market a state or city to the outside world. An IPL team for Kerala could have been an ideal thing to market Kerala tourism to the outside world. Also don’t forget the jobs it can create in developing the infrastructure required to host IPL games. Keeping all these in view so many progressive state governments took direct interest in the bidding process by encouraging investors to bring a team to their state/city. 
What did the communist government of Kerala do? With no effort from them Kerala got an IPL team. From the very beginning Kerala government not only discouraged a Kerala IPL team but did everything to see that Kerala IPL team never become a reality. The day Kerala got the team, the honorable Chief Minister made a comment that IPL is not cricket. IPL may not be cricket in the pure form but as a chief minister he should have been able to see the good side of having an IPL team in Kerala. But what can we expect from a Chief Minister who still believes in socialism and expects a revolution to happen in Kerala even in 21st century? 
The Chief Minister never even had the courtesy to meet the investors of the Kerala IPL team once. The opposition leader Omman Chandy met with the investors and assured them of all help if UDF comes to power in 2011. If the Chief Minister and other ministers have shown little enthusiasm, who knows, some formula could have worked out and Kerala still could have had an IPL team. But such far sighted development stuff – how can we expect from a government that still believes in an ideology that is thrown out by the entire world – communism? Aren’t they the same people who protested across Kerala when computer was introduced in the state? 
Kerala’s loss of IPL team may be a gain to a state like Maharashtra or Gujarat who rarely mix politics with development. 
Only “God” can save “God’s Own Country” from the devil called Communism.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Jijo V.G said...

Good one....And you know this ppl never changes....That is what we called communist..
Dreaming about those days when professionalisam come to our politics....

November 26, 2010 11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder which world are you living in.Request you to have atleast some basic understanding of the word 'development','government's function' etc..I think you first need to get an education.and dont tie up congress with murky IPL and give it a bad image.

November 27, 2010 2:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are seriously mistaken. Ommen CHandy and team was responsible for pulling down Tharoor. THere are several undercurrents flowing beneath. THe first thing Tharoor did after he came to Kerala , an Ex-Minister was meet KK, Leader. He did not meet the official group. This alone shows who is responsible for his downfall. When Sonia asked State leadership for opinion of Tharoor, they made sure he did not stay there. WHy should you blame Communists for everything. And also calling VS uneducated is disrespect. He did not get an education because of his circumstances, not because he was a thallukolli like other Congress leaders.

-Prasanth

November 27, 2010 9:09 AM  
Blogger Roy said...

Dear Brijesh & Authors,
I Understand and share the frustration of loosing the IPL team for Kochi and for entire World wide malayalees. But I hardly see any point in this article than just the "usual blind communist opposition". I belive, it was just a buisness deal, failed to execute by the shareholders. No reason to put the blame on communists or governement in this regard. Total disagreement...!!!

November 27, 2010 6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brijesh, You may shift your paradigms.. high time!!!
Do not associate communism with CPM or misunderstand CPM as the epitome of communist school of thought. It is just another party - may be it has its origin that can be traced to the communist/socialist movement in India. An analogy - PVR that runs luxury movie industry in the metro cities of India is "Priya Village Roadshow".Where is the Village and where is the Roadshow? So, you may accept the metamorphosis along the generations and call it "rashtriya moolyachuthi" in Malayalam as a purist. But, accept the fact.

November 28, 2010 2:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Besides my disagreement with your arguments which is not based on any facts I just want to point out one thing.Calling VS an uneducated man in derogatory sense was highly inappropriate.
And being a congress sympathizer too I cannot accept the views of your post and this substandard name callings.
If you are just trying to add comments and traffic in your blog by provoking,fine,but then too I think this silly provocation you make smacks of immaturity.
Tom

November 28, 2010 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Besides my disagreement with your arguments which is not based on any facts I just want to point out one thing.Calling VS an uneducated man in derogatory sense was highly inappropriate.
And being a congress sympathizer too I cannot accept the views of your post and this substandard name callings.
If you are just trying to add comments and traffic in your blog by provoking,fine,but then too I think this silly provocation you make smacks of immaturity.
Tom

November 28, 2010 11:12 AM  
Blogger subu.ps said...

IPL, Government & ministers all this masala mix blatantly well with the ultimate aim of making some money. Everything has blown down to just making money. The so called social workers among politicians are a rarity. If there are any, they will soon be kicked out.
Its either fame or money for the politicians. No need to take any sides on this IPL issue. We all know what is happening around by the news in papers and the highly dramatised news channels. No one will ever know the truth. People are fooled to make opinions which might never be true. But still we ought to make opinions and we ought to vote and we have to always try to give something which will bring a change with the corrupt political system of our country starting from changing the mindset of next generation by instilling in them that money making is not to be the first priority in life.

Subu(another blah blah fellow)

December 06, 2010 12:18 AM  

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