Bowled over

India Today | Aug 15, 2020 at 2:31 PM
  • For a country of 1.3 billion, India’s failure to even win 10 Olympic gold medals in all these years speaks volumes about the country’s abysmal sporting culture and the role of governments in fostering it.
  • The game has not only given the country and the world some of the legends in the field, but has also made the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) the world’s richest and most powerful cricketing body.
  • Taking advantage of this financial clout, the board has gifted cricket lovers worldwide an annual tournament in the form of the Indian Premier League (IPL), a unique blend of instant cricket and money power.