The IPL is the soft target for India's decline

Geoffrey Boycott in a column wrote that India is crazy on T20. After the recent loses against England, the onus of defeats has once again fallen on the 'love to hate but still watch' IPL.

updated: March 15, 2013 18:03 IST
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After India lost the third Test at Kolkata against England, it was inevitable that the aftermath would see analysis from far and wide, covering the length and breadth of cricketing opinions. India is, after all, a country where a Sachin Tendulkar sneeze has a decent chance of making it as a box item on the sports pages, and a second successive defeat and the loss of the opportunity to win a home series was bound to create upheaval.

And if there’s one fact that’s a given when blame games start in Indian cricket, it’s that someone will point the finger at the Indian Premier League faster than you can say "When's the next auction?"

There have been many such arguments, and one of the recent salvos fired was by Geoffrey Boycott, the former England captain and one of the most respected voices in the game at present.

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