P. Sainath has nailed it on its head. He writes in The Hindu:
To read the full article, click here.Who stand to gain from the public wet-nursing of the IPL?Among others, four gentlemen who make the Forbes Billionaires List of 2010. Three of them are team owners and one is a title sponsor.All dollar billionaires and long-time residents on the Forbes List.Then there are the mere millionaires in the shape of Bollywood stars. For all these and other worthy people, governments bend over backwards to make concessions. Even as they slash food subsidies in a period of rising hunger. Big time partying is an integral part of the IPL show.Only look who is paying for that. Street argot has already begun to brand the IPL as Indian Paisa League or, more directly, India Paisa Loot.