There is an interesting co-relation between Indian Premier League (IPL) and Indian State’s growth. (Refer to the table below)
|Year||IPL Winner||Govt in the state||state growth(%)||National
|2010||Chennai Super Kings||DMK (UPA)||11.7||8.91|
|2011||Chennai Super Kings||DMK(UPA), AIADMK||12.39||6.69|
|2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||Trinamool Congress (UPA)||7.5||4.47|
Is Indian Premier League contributing to additional growth of a state in some way (either directly or by increasing the happiness quotient of the people in the state or something else that I am not able to comprehend). Also one generally sees a pattern that the team that won belonged to a state government that was in alliance with central government. Seems to be there is more than what meets the eye.
Let’s see who will win the IPL 2014. My pick is Kings XI Punjab for obvious reasons. …… Maxwell silly:)