T20 And White Girls As Cheer Leaders: Wither Indian Girls?

Cricket has copied the American scenario of girls dancing in sports matches, but they are mostly white and one hopes Indian girls can be given a chance.
T20 and White Girls as Cheer Leaders: Wither Indian Girls?
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Cricket: Cheer Leaders, but no Indian Girls
Cricket is a game that is played by the countries that were once part of the British Empire. In that aspect it does not have a global following like say Football. The original ‘ gentlemen’s game’ has now changed colors and to bring excitement into the game, new formats like the T20 and fifty over matches have been introduced. The T-20 matches have a charm of their own and the league matches like the Indian Premier League has caught the imagination of the public. These league matches have copied the conduct of the Football league and American baseball

and football matches and have introduced cheer leaders, girls in hot pants and other dresses that add color to the matches.

Cheerleading originated in the United States, and from there it spread to the rest of the world. These cheer leaders are popular in American Football league matches and help create a great carnival and entertaining atmosphere. The cheer leaders are now part of the scenario of T20 cricket league and the Indian Premier League and the Australian league and now the upcoming league in the West Indies will have cheer leaders.

For some time the defunct Indian Cricket league which was run by the Zee group also had cheer leaders. Cheer leaders are girls who wear shorts, hot pants and such dresses and at given moments of the game dance and cavort with flowers and batons and entertain the crowds. They have their draw and in India, the viewing public on TV and the live matches seem to love them.

However one aspect of the league matches concerning these cheer leaders stands out. Almost all the Cheer leaders


are white girls; though a sprinkling of black girls from the West Indies do cavort and dance with the white girls. A notable omission is girls from India. If I remember, on one occasion when the T20 league was played in South Africa, Sharrukh Khan the owner of the Calcutta Knights had brought in some Indian girls as cheer leaders, but after a short stint they were sent back. Was it because of natural inhibitions of Indian girls to dance in shorts and hot pants in a stadium filled to capacity? 

One really cannot say, but despite this there is a case for Indian girls to be inducted as cheer leaders. Indian girls have won beauty contests where they have posed in swim wear and bikinis, so for them to dance and cavort in T 20 matches should not be a problem. In case there are some inhibitions, these can only be removed in case girls are encouraged to be cheer leaders. I hope Indian girls can be inducted in the Indian Premier league as cheer leaders and why in IPL only? They can also be part of league matches in other countries. So here is wishing that this bastion of the white girls will be breached.



Article Written By Madan G Singh

An early retired Gp Capt from Air Force who is an Executive Director in the Corporate world. Loves to write fiction and articles. Published over 60 short stories and his novel" Romance of the Frontier" is published from Notion Books.His second novel is on way for publication. The author also has close to 10,000 articles on the b net with millions of views

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  • rubyhawk  03-05-2016
    I hope so, Indian girls are beautiful. I don't see why they shouldn't be cheer leaders. In the I see girls of all colors who are cheer leaders.
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