Why Football will Overtake Cricket !
Cricket, in its shortest format of Twenty-twenty, is a 3-hour game while Football at its worst is a 1.5 hour game. Thus the smooth, appealing and liberating experience of a football game matches no other.
Football includes more nationalities, more clubs and more players to follow, for the Indian as well as global fans, than cricket.
The weather in India plays a pivotal role as football can be played in all weathers while the case of Cricket is poles apart.
The timings of games like English Premier League matches are featured at a peak time and display extremely competitive matches amongst 20 equally competent teams. Due to internet, the matches like that of La Liga, which feature at odd time-zones, are also not hard to follow.
The advent of ISL has created a buzz in the market about revolutionizing commercial football in India. Though it can’t reach the standards and popularity of IPL yet, still ISL has moved on to create its own fan base.
The availability of proper infrastructure and fitness centers for cricketers is available while it’s not the case with football players, even though footballers are more prone to injury than cricketers. Thus, the specialized infrastructure expansion services to widen world-class sports infrastructure for football is approved forward with a progressionist attitude.
The fast trending growth of FIFA PS4 and PC game, which is extremely popular among youth and FIFA keeps on updating every year with excelled consumer experience.
Football is much free from spot fixing and other scandals than cricket, which has recently become a plethora of corruption activities.
There’s a trend coming up that affluent parents’ conveyance of their children to English Football academies to coach over the summer as it’s become the in thing and ensuing subject matter of discussion in the social circles
Moreover, there is a clear perception that it’s cooler to be a football fan and follow a Barcelona or a Madrid. Those ManU or Barca fans categorize themselves as metaphorical “royal and elite” group.
“That will have a tumble down effect into other parts of Indian football. We are not competing with them, we are all working together to take things to the next level.” – says ISL official Mr. Dhar.