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Success in Sports

The editorial (“Gaming Indian Sports”, 15 June 2013) correctly comments that in the hullabaloo over the sordid developments in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the role of sport and sport promotion in society has been forgotten. But some of its arguments remain questionable.

For one, the undertone of the piece is that the popularity of cricket has come at the cost of other sports. If by some conjury all patronage to cricket were to go away, would it be replaced with a windfall for other sports?

The editorial (“Gaming Indian Sports”, 15 June 2013) correctly comments that in the hullabaloo over the sordid developments in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the role of sport and sport promotion in society has been forgotten. But some of its arguments remain questionable.

For one, the undertone of the piece is that the popularity of cricket has come at the cost of other sports. If by some conjury all patronage to cricket were to go away, would it be replaced with a windfall for other sports?

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