Gideon Haigh Famous Quotes & Sayings

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12 Gideon Haigh Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Gideon Haigh Sayings By Gideon Haigh: One keeps looking out for innovation in IPL, but of late it hasn't been all One keeps looking out for innovation in IPL, but of late it hasn't been all that obvious. Lionel Richie as an opening act? Johnny Mathis must have been busy. Matthew Hayden's Mongoose? Looks a bit like Bob Willis' bat with the "flow-through holes"; Saint Peter batting mitts are surely overdue a revival. The only genuinely intriguing step this year, bringing the IPL to YouTube, was forced on Modi by the collapse of Setanta; otherwise what Modi presents as 'innovation' is merely expansion by another name, in the number of franchises and the number of games. — Gideon Haigh
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Gideon Haigh Sayings By Gideon Haigh: The risk is, as ever, that the hyperbole of IPL will simply smother the cricket; The risk is, as ever, that the hyperbole of IPL will simply smother the cricket; perhaps the members of the IPL's cheer squad should stop listening to each other and start listening to themselves. — Gideon Haigh
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Gideon Haigh Sayings By Gideon Haigh: Since inception, the IPL has worn its brand value like a corroboration of inner virtue. Since inception, the IPL has worn its brand value like a corroboration of inner virtue. On the eve of this tournament, under the headline 'Brand IPL touches the sky', the league's website reverberated with the announcement that Brand Finance, a branding consultancy, had valued the brand value of the IPL brand at $4.13 billion worth of brand - which is a lot of brand, brand-wise. — Gideon Haigh
Gideon Haigh Sayings By Gideon Haigh: Sambit Bal may be right that this is a scandal the IPL needed. It certainly Sambit Bal may be right that this is a scandal the IPL needed. It certainly brings fans face-to-face with the tangled reality of their amusement, based as it is on a self-seeking, self-perpetuating commercial oligarchy issued licenses to exploit cricket as they please. Whether the fans care is another matter: one of the reasons Indians have embraced economic liberalisation so fervently is a shoulder-shrugging resignation about the efficiency and integrity of their institutions. Given the choice between Lalit Modi, with his snappy suits and his soi-disant 'Indian People's League', and the BCCI, stuffed with grandstanding politicians and crony capitalists, where would your loyalties lie? — Gideon Haigh
Gideon Haigh Sayings By Gideon Haigh: The IPL, involving the socialist principle of a salary cap and the protectionist mechanism of The IPL, involving the socialist principle of a salary cap and the protectionist mechanism of quotas, is not perhaps the best example of a market left flourishingly to its own devices and dynamics. — Gideon Haigh
Gideon Haigh Sayings By Gideon Haigh: The assumption now is that the interests of the brand and of the game overlap The assumption now is that the interests of the brand and of the game overlap to the degree that cricket need hardly be mentioned. — Gideon Haigh
Gideon Haigh Sayings By Gideon Haigh: [I]f Modi is toast, it will in one sense be a tremendous pity. In his [I]f Modi is toast, it will in one sense be a tremendous pity. In his way, he represents a third generation in cricket's governance. For a hundred years and more, cricket was run by administrators, who essentially maintained the game without going out of their way to develop it. More recently it has been run by managers, with just an ounce or two of strategic thought. Modi was neither; he was instead a genuine entrepreneur. He has as much feeling for cricket as Madonna has for madrigals, but perhaps, because he came from outside cricket's traditional bureaucratic circles, he brought a vision and a common touch unexampled since Kerry Packer. — Gideon Haigh
Gideon Haigh Sayings By Gideon Haigh: No cricketer is so dependent on the turf on which the game is played as No cricketer is so dependent on the turf on which the game is played as the spinner; it can make, break, enfang or defang him. — Gideon Haigh
Gideon Haigh Sayings By Gideon Haigh: Far from marking the end of nationalism, the IPL is the ultimate triumph of that Far from marking the end of nationalism, the IPL is the ultimate triumph of that principle: a global tournament in which the same nation always wins. — Gideon Haigh
Gideon Haigh Sayings By Gideon Haigh: [F]or all its reputation for conservatism, cricket in its history has demonstrated a remarkable capacity [F]or all its reputation for conservatism, cricket in its history has demonstrated a remarkable capacity for innovation. What game has survived subjection to such extraordinary manipulations, having been prolonged to 10 days (in Durban 70 years ago), truncated to as few as 60 balls (in Hong Kong every year), and remained recognisable in each instance? — Gideon Haigh
Gideon Haigh Sayings By Gideon Haigh: A Writer says: read what I have written An historian says: listen to my lecture A Writer says: read what I have written An historian says: listen to my lecture A critic says: listen to what I think A journalist says: let me tell you a story. — Gideon Haigh
Gideon Haigh Sayings By Gideon Haigh: George Orwell famously described international sport as 'war minus the shooting'. But for all Orwell's George Orwell famously described international sport as 'war minus the shooting'. But for all Orwell's greatness as a thinker, this was one of his least felicitous lines, analogous to 'murder minus the death' or 'life minus the breathing'. — Gideon Haigh