Indian Premier League (IPL) is criticized by netizens on social media platforms
Indian Premier League (IPL) was mocked online for allegedly stealing the idea to display its trophy during the opening ritual of the current season 16 from the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 8.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most significant cricket leagues in the world, and every year its opening ceremony is a highly anticipated event. he opening ceremony of the IPL is always a grand affair, featuring some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. This year, the IPL’s glitzy opening ritual took place in Ahmedabad, with popular Indian singer Arijit Singh and actors Tamannaah Bhatia and Rashmika Mandanna among the performers.
This year’s opening ceremony has come under fire for allegedly stealing a concept from the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
The IPL opening ceremony’s highlight was a drone-assisted light show, which some Twitter users accused of copying the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 8’s trophy display idea. The IPL trophy was displayed using drone LED technology, which was first used at an athletic event during the PSL 8’s opening ceremony held in Multan in February 2021.
This year’s PSL opening ceremony was the first time in the league’s history that it took place in Multan. The event featured various technologies, including augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and drone shows. The PSL 8 official anthem vocalists, including Asim Azhar, Shae Gill, and Faris Shafi, along with Sahir Ali Bagga and Aima Baig, performed at the opening match of the competition.
The Lahore Qalandars, led by Shaheen Afridi, became the first team to retain their championship, beating Multan in the final on March 18. However, the opening ceremony’s drone show continues to be a hot topic of discussion, with netizens accusing IPL of copying PSL’s trophy display idea.
The use of drones at athletic events is relatively new, with the PSL 8 being the first to use drone LED technology. However, it has become increasingly popular in recent years, with various leagues and tournaments using it to add a wow factor to their opening ceremonies. The technology allows for precision and creativity that traditional fireworks cannot achieve, making it a favorite among event organizers.
This similarity did not go unnoticed by netizens on Twitter, who accused the IPL of stealing the idea from the PSL. People on Twitter trolled the IPL for allegedly copying the PSL’s concept for the trophy display. Many users tweeted side-by-side comparisons of the two events, showing the similarities between the drone-assisted light shows.
The IPL has been accused of copying the PSL’s concept for the trophy display in the past as well. During the 2019 season, the IPL introduced a new trophy design that was very similar to the one used in the PSL. This led to criticism from fans and experts alike, who accused the IPL of being unoriginal and lacking in creativity.
The PSL has always been known for its innovative and creative approach to cricket, and the league’s opening ceremonies have been a major highlight over the years. The use of AR, VR, and drone shows in the PSL’s opening ceremony this year was yet another example of the league’s commitment to pushing the boundaries and setting new standards for cricket.
The IPL, on the other hand, has been criticized for being too focused on commercialization and not doing enough to promote the sport itself. While the IPL is undoubtedly one of the biggest sporting events in the world, critics argue that it has lost touch with its roots and is more focused on making money than promoting cricket.