CHEER LEADING IN IPL-GLAMOR OR VULGARITY?
Come IPL season and cheerleaders appear to add romance in cricket. Beautiful half clad attractive girls jump, stunt and dance with every 4 or 6 scored by the batsman of the team they are associated with.
Cheerleading in sports originated in America and gradually spread in other countries including Australia, Canada, China, France, Finland, Japan, New Zeland and the United Kingdom. In London one can see cheerleader girls dancing and promoting London Eye. In India credit for introducing Cheerleaders in IPL matches goes to the King Fisher tycoon Shri Vijay Malaya.
Cheerleading, it is said, is to celebrate the performance of the playing teams and to create excitement in the game. With every boundary stroke sculpted bodied girls sway the spectators with their 1to 3 minutes dance. Cheerleading abroad, like other sports, has become a full-fledged profession. The girl aspiring to be a cheerleader has to sweat for hours in the sports field like other sportsmen to keep their body fit and maintain their hourglass figure for visual appeal. Like other sportsmen, the cheerleader girls also suffer injuries during practice.
Cheerleaders have, however, evoked a lot of controversy in the past. Those who come to enjoy the game with their families find vulgar movements of the cheerleaders quite embarrassing. Their semi nude bodies and tantalizing body movements have offended Indian sensibilities of many.
Whatever we say the young gorgeous imported cheerleaders gyrating their bodies to the peppy tunes cast magic spell on the young spectators. Whether we like it or not the cheerleaders will stay in the sports arena for their entertainment quotient.