Are these half-naked cheerleaders really necessary for IPL.
Cricket in India is the equivalent of Baseball or Basketball in USA where they have these cheerleaders.
But Cricket in India is the equivlaent of Football in England/France/Spain...where they dont have these cheerleaders.
Do we require cheerleaders in India for cricket?
Cricket doesn't "need" fancy stadiums. You can play world cup cricket by the banks of the Kuvam river or in a simple, open ground. If many a lad can play there, so can Sachin, Sehwag, Muhammed Yousef, Shane Warne and McGrath.
Cricket doesn't "need" its sportsmen entertained in five star hotels each time they play. They can make do in a lodge or w/ home stay families.
Cricket doesn't "need" corporate banners flounted all over the boundary lines.
Cricket doesn't "need" online representation and neither does it "need" giant screen TVs.