Modern Day Sport in Industrialized Society is an Industry

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Jogarao S said: (Apr 20, 2021)  
In my view, yes the above-mentioned statement is correct. In the sense that the sports like cricket, kabaddi, badminton, tennis etc are emerging from day to day due to money and fame earning. Nowadays most children's are choosing sports as their career option because of the emergence of these sports. Sports has become an industry in the sense that most of the people earn their living by depending on the sports for example bat making industry, kit making industry, telecasting, also the bets apps like dream11 and also due to the interest creating in the people to watch them, sponsors. I think sports has become the most entertained and relaxed one and providing employment to lots of people and I think there is no problem even the sports has industrialised due to lots of profits it making for the country and also the players should play fair and clean.

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Kuraku Harishwar said: (May 11, 2020)  
Yes, I too agree that modern-day sport is now an industry where players are the assets on which sponsors invest money. Like every issue we have some advantages and disadvantages here we have more advantages like sports has given the opportunity to earn money by simultaneously following passion new sports and players are emerging like we saw in pro kabaddi. Now when we look into the disadvantages game is losing its integrity and sportsman spirit we have seen many players choosing clubs more than their country rules are being changed to make the sport more entertaining players especially c4icket players are trapped by the bookies which literally destroys the integrity of the game.

Now modern-day kids are choosing games according to the popularity instead of their instinct in order to earn money.

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Ravi Sigili said: (May 10, 2020)  
Yes, I do agree with people saying the industrialized mode of few games especially cricket has dragged many franchisers and even players into match-fixing. But it is not the mistake of a sport getting industrialized but it is the mistake of the people involved in such kind of activities. This mode of cricket which paved the way to the formation of the Indian premier League has opened up opportunities for less accessible and most talented players and even brought more economic benefits to the hosts.

And I do agree to the point that this mode of industrialization of a sport should move onto other sports as well which will result in surging up of untapped potential of India.

Thank you.

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Uttara said: (Aug 29, 2017)  
Yes, I too believe that the more a nation progressed in industrialization the more the people got money to invest into sports. Individuals like businessmen and filmstars are buying cricket teams football teams or hockey teams and contesting among themselves. Sports have become to show a power of money. The more you invest the more you get best world class players and the more you earn or make a profit from these games. So it has become an easy money making Industry like a gamble. In contrast other players like tt badminton or wrestlinv, they don't get state support to pursue their dreams. Many a time sports persons need to give up on their dreams to earn a good job. So I would like to request the govt to allocate the better amount in the budget for these players who cannot participate in ipl or epl like matches but still can pursue their dreams to get world wide accolades. Thank you.

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Jatin said: (Feb 16, 2017)  
I agree with the topic as today instead of playing with the sportsman spirit, players are playing taking it as their profession for earning.

And moreover a large number of teens instead of watching matches for enjoyment, moving towards watching them for earning money by indulging themselves in practices like bookings.

Even the players are also valued against money while making teams as seen in IPL.

These practices in the race of becoming rich and earning money in today's industrialized societies are turning sports in an industry.

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Ajit Kumar Nayak said: (Dec 20, 2016)  
Nowadays, sports are played very spiritually, with full of integrity and passion. Sportsmen have full of patience and the facility is also beatifically to the players. Government also lunch so many opportunities for the building of new talents just following as an industry goal. Solidarity is the best published for the modern day sports.

Government should lunch special package for the sportsmen. Sportsmen have the spirit to win-win.

The organizer should create their total format for sport in industrialized society specially like an industry.

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Niku said: (Mar 19, 2015)  
Yes, I completely agree with this statement. The rules are being changed to make the game interesting for the spectators, compromising even with some of the strengths of the game. New formats are being introduced and again that is to entertain the public.

Not only this, even the behaviour of the players on the ground is changing to gain popularity and sledging is quite a common thing to see now-a-days. The respect for performance of good team is rare to be seen nowadays.

Even in IPL we see very few youngsters are given a chance to play and the prime aim of the team is to collect money from the game as much as possible.

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ADIL said: (Nov 11, 2014)  
Yes I totally agree with the point that the modern day sport in an industrialized society is itself becoming an industry. Due to modernization and social media, sports have lost its sheen. Sports were once played with dedication, competitive spirit and zeal but things are not the same now.

The format has negatively evolved over the years. Top teams are in a battle to buy top players by spending huge amount of money and with more and more celebrities pumping in the industry, Huge amount of cash inflows are pouring in for advertisement and brand endorsements which is destroying the essence of cricket.

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Rao Lax Yadav said: (Aug 9, 2014)  
Yes, I totally agree with this topic. Now a days sports are becoming an industry, people try to get some profit out of sports. For example IPL, during IPL managers of the team try to hire the player by his fame, so that he can get maximum profit out of it.

In other case as well, like when a nation is chosen to host games like OLYMPIC or COMMONWEALTH games, it get a chance to show its hospitality and tourism. It helps to increase the GDP of a country.

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Jeet said: (Apr 8, 2014)  
Yes I agree with the point but it does not mean players have less passion about the game.

Because to get greater money and attention, they have to perform well. This modern day sports attracts more people by its advertisements, promotion and new technology. A big example is - Today IPL becomes a big business for those people who are associating with this.

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Zephyr said: (Nov 23, 2013)  
I have to agree with all those who have responded in favour of this topic.

Initially, sports was a form of building competitive spirit, stamina, and motor skills, in a group or an individual activity. Gradually, these events were much enjoyed and fancied by local masses. With the advent of social media, modern sports grew so profoundly and are easily accessible, that our congregation amplified as well.

With this, there has been a rising impact on the players, team managers, official boards and some major investors' interests. These interests lead to a swelling industry with players as its major assets. It is undeniable that modern day sport is an industry in the current industrialized society.

The base motive of any industry is to gain profits. The base motive of the people in any industry is to gain profits by any means possible. All industries in the industrialized society are in a horse race. And due to this reason, not only is the modern day sport industry wavering in its eclat but it also made sports as a controversial activity.

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Darshan said: (Oct 5, 2013)  
Sport is an activity where players present their passion with absolute dedication. Sport is followed widely across the globe and no doubt it is one of the sector from which a country gets its reputation. Besides it brings name, money and fame to the players.

In some cases it also acts as the media for a good relationship between countries which in turn will open a path to different sectors too and contribute a share in GDP.

When a country gets to host a Tournament or Commonwealth games, it gets an opportunity to portray its image to the world in other phases too. Such occasions will help in showing our hospitality, tourism etc which inturn will help increase our GDP too. If all is well we could extract FDI also.

In between there are people who bet on outcomes of the game for whopping amounts though knowing its illegal and sometimes they also rope in some players for huge amounts spoiling the quality of game. These scenarios degrade the quality of game and people attitude too. As a coin has 2 sides we will have to adhere such cases sometimes and ignore them, as this is spread globally.

Hence I would conclude YES modern day sport plays an important role in industrialising our country.

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Snehaa Tripathy said: (Jun 15, 2013)  
Even actors are also indulging in cricket games, like one of my contender said "the actors who are in cricket business are buying cricketers according to their scores". Technically we say it as "auction". This shows that the game is modernised. Many cricketers, out of their greed, are indulging in match fixing scandals, which are regarded as illegal in India.

In my opinion, I should say that all other games like volley ball, hand ball, hockey should be given equal importance like cricket is getting, now-a-days.

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Snehaa Tripathy said: (Jun 15, 2013)  
I do agree that Modern Day Sport in Industrialized Society is an Industry. Many players are indulged in match fixing. Sponsorship has made cricket so popular that other games popularity are degrading day by day. Even our national game hockey has been ignored. Many other cricket games are introduced like 20-20's, IPL etc which entertains our public. And they stick all day long to this game.

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BANGLORE PRABAKARAN said: (Sep 8, 2012)  
Hi to everybody. I aggreed this point.

Our Indian sports have been modernization. For the past of years in our cricket team there are no more team players. And also in our old cricket team had a good players. But not like a cricket other sports alse have like this modernization. Today sponsership also increased in our cricket field. So many of players preferred to money to play in a team. Lot of sponsers has been changed sports mens mind by giving the more sponsership. And there is no more sponsership gave in a past of years. Oly sponsers preferred to give a top players oly. And they are also preferred to give well players not to give a other players. In this via what we known is only the advertisement and sponsers are emerging. So no more player not able to come. But now many of the players to come for a earn a money in the field of modernization sports. In the world Indian priemier league only gave large amount of prices, cash when comparing other countries. So that other country team players also attracted by Indian sports and coming to join a ipl. For this some kind of players can't able to participate in a sports. They feel target of this what mean to earn a good money. So never chances to make well player in a Indian team sports.

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Tasneem Shaikh said: (Aug 3, 2012)  
Hi everyone!

Modern day sport in industrialized society is an industry. Industrialization is a raging fire and sports is not immune to it. When compared to the past years, we now have more sponsors for a variety of sports around us. Industrialists have realized the potential of the Indian Sports and its reach. Hence they consider it a positive and beneficial investment. As the old saying goes, every coin has two sides, so do we have the pros and cons of this industrialization. If we be optimistic then, we can see that the pros outnumber the cons. Many sports, which were not even known to the Indian audience, have now brought to limelight because of industrialization and of course the good players.

Because of this industrialization, more people are exposed to various games and they too are interested to take part in it. Hence sports becoming an industry is good for itself as long as the players give priority to excel their game rather than choosing which brand they should endorse.

Thanks you all.

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Nayeem said: (Mar 16, 2012)  
I too completely agree and I would like to add one point that sports is followed by all age group and business sector which has found it a very good platform of advertisement. We can see lots of ads all around and inside ground, on all team uniforms and at last players are being used as models for their products. It has just stolen the sports and merely left as a business where every one is concerned about money only.

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Ria said: (Feb 6, 2012)  
Yes, I also think that modernization has made sports an industry itself. It can be well viewed from these IPL and Twenty-Twenty series. Players are auctioned, based on their scores. Film stars are also participating in this industry by buying cricket teams and making huge profit. Today cricket no longer remains a passion for players, it has become a profession to earn money. Industrialization has made a very bad impact on sports. Top teams are always battling to buy those players who are in good form. Players are also participating in television shows, ramp-walks, thus getting diverted from the real essence of sports.

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Upp said: (Jan 25, 2012)  
Yes I completely agree with the above statement because players sometimes do things like that they are finding in match fixing. They dialed by the cricket board that is apart but they just want to earn more and money only they do not worry about the fame of nation as well as themselves. Even people invest their money in these games so I thnk this should not happened.

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Ashutosh said: (Dec 27, 2011)  
Yes i am completely agree with the fact that modern day sport is becoming day by day more an industry. This fact seems more real when we look at the earning of KKR be the highest despite they did not qualify till the semifinals of IPL. The status of players now a days is estimated not only by their sports skill but also by their wealth or number of advertisement they are doing. Every player now a day is equipped with a manager who is taking care of player commercial commitments and also who is continuously looking for better market opportunity for player. Every player is now a days becoming so professional that even nowadays the club vs country debate is very general.

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Ppp said: (Feb 11, 2011)  
Yes indeed, sports in today's world has become a large profit making industry. The players or the sports person are only a small part of this huge industry, more than the players, there are various other people like agents, managers etc. Who are making huge profits from the sports industry. And with the facility of television and internet following sports has become very easy. Thus the people in India follows the epl so closely then our own national i-league. This industrialization has indeed changed the whole scenario of sports. All the top clubs are in constant battle to bye the top players of the world, may it be cricket or football, so that their team becomes more famed and people follow their team and eventually the could make profit.

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