Cricket: A Boon Or A Bane?

Lord Sebastian Coe

Lord Sebastian Coe

There exist many schools of thought about the overshadowing of other games in the Indian sub-continent, because of the high devout of the people towards the most happening game, cricket. Cricket was once a religion, but now it is beyond that, something like a grub for survival.

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The Chairman of the London 2012 Olympics Organising Committee, former Olympian, Lord Sebastian Coe candidly spoke that the Asian countries lack the passion in variety of sports. He owes this gradation in the level of sports solely to cricket. Coe feels that Indians spill out lot of time in cricket which makes them blindfolded towards other sports and leading to a poor performance at the International sports events. He was very firm with the diciest statement that he had made, he believes that Indian athletes are capable of showing up as a role model to the rest of the world, provided the sport gains some weight in the peninsula.

Coe was very precise in stating that in India, there is politics in every major task. Though he remained diplomatic over the issue of Suresh Kalmadi’s arrest, he made a mention that bureaucracy and sports do not blend. Deeply rooted ancestry of Lord Coe in the Indian soil, made him to voice out these issues. Out of great concern, he made an honest appeal to all the Commonwealth Nations that, it is vital to create a community of elite players of world-class quality and to rise up, shoulder to shoulder with the West.

Conflicting to what Lord Coe has in his mind, the country continues to celebrate the power of cricket. The ideology of linking cricket and world peace has matured and mellowed with the launch of the album- “Cricket for Peace”. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 attracted hundreds of bands from the hosts nations, they flooded in with multi-lingual themes and what that was launched was the one interlinking the world harmony and cricket. Cricket, the game of the nation is considered to be a unifier, a foster to groom up the peace. The contest called for many compositions, from various places.

The album was launched by the Indian singer, Kunal Ganjawala. It comprises of ten tracks to thrill up the game and the amity between the nations.

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