And IPL 2014 winner is….


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
2008 Rajasthan Royals BJP 9% 6.72
2009 Deccan Chargers Congress 10.1 8.59
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
2013 Mumbai Indians Congress NA 4.86

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:)


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