The whole country was shocked when MP Lalu Prasad Yadav raised an issue in the parliament demanding to nationalize the IPL. The following statement from Lalu Prasad came when the parliament debated on the scandal by Mr. Lalit Modi, the commissioner and initiator of IPL. According to them, IPL should be nationalized in order to avoid black money penetrating into the League. But is this theory of nationalizing IPL logical? Can IPL restrain its popularity if it gets into the hand of the government?
Well, Mr. Lalu Prasad would be annoyed to read the article.
Firstly, it is hard (or rather correct to say impossible) to attract such a large amount of capital. Industrialists and capitalists would think twice before investing in such a scheme where hungry politicians are ready to hound everything. So, there would be a perturbation in the minds of franchisers before buying a team in the IPL. Moreover, the profit of IPL would also shrink because a lot of money would be routed to the fund of Government. Or indirectly, it would make politicians’ pockets heavier than ever. Obviously, investor would think of their money.
Secondly, IPL would merely become a national league from entertainment league. The charm of watching IPL matches would no longer subsist. Lets take the paradigm of Doordarshan. Although the quality of programmes are much better than other private channels, but Doordarshan was unable to catch up large audience as that of private channels. And IPL would no longer be an exception. No cheer girls, no entertainment packages, and no crowd to cheer their home teams!
Thirdly, IPL would become a medium to bag votes. Opposition would debate on negatives of IPL to win seats in the parliament. Just imagine when parties would come up with propaganda to cut prices of IPL tickets! Politicians must work for welfare of the citizens, not for their entertainment.
No matter how devil IPL commissioner is, IPL cannot restrain its popularity without guys like Modi!