We have players such as Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid and many more who have made our country really proud. And then we have players (with reference to the IPL spot fixing case), who actually fool thousands of people, who adore them and watch their matches in anticipation, through corrupt practices such as spot fixing. Cricket, Bollywood and Politics have always been the three forums which rule India. Rumor has it that there were 15 matches which were fixed during IPL. Sad, shameful, especially in a country where people love cricket and have so much faith in their players.
First of all, what is spot fixing? It is an illegal activity in a sport where a specific part of a game is fixed. Examples include something as minor as timing a no ball or wide delivery in cricket or timing the first throw-in or corner in association with football. It is usually more difficult to detect than match fixing.
The Indian Premiere League (IPL), which is a glamorous and entertaining cricket tournament, consists of nine teams, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Daredevils, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Banglore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings 11 Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians and Pune Warriors. We have some of the best players leading the teams and also who are a part of these teams.
It is quite sad for the viewers when they come to know that the game they have loved and enjoyed watching was fixed from before, for the players own self interest. A game should be played fair or not played at all. As Rahul Dravid once said, “If you don’t ask for the best, you don’t get it.”
Wishing all the teams a fair play in the IPL and all the very best, and may the best team win 🙂 PS: I support CSK, and you? 🙂