Since the year 2008, I have always been looking forward to the season of summer to arrive. This was primarily due to two reasons. One of them being the arrival of mangoes and the other being the commencement of the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. As much as IPL is about cricket, it is about entertainment as well. The Indian Premier League is into its 10th year and is a very successful event too. Yes, it has its detractors, but if it is going on for the tenth season in a row and the crowds are thronging the stadium, then it can be very well-assumed that the event is successful.
Nearly a decade on, the tournament that keeps landing on its feet is a festival of the New India, a tournament where every moment is a thriller, a tournament which is the complete package of entertainment in its own, a tournament which gives young players the security to play with freedom at the highest level, the league has entered India’s cultural calendar like no other sporting event.
Many people are of the view that it is one of the best things that ever happens to the game of cricket. It is for sure that in cricket crazy nation like India, popularity and craze for Twenty-20 will surpass the One Day International. So Twenty-20 seems the future of cricket which is capable to revolutionize and globalize the game.