Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Villain of the match

It seems that Indian media have taken the next logical step from "man of the match" awards: "match ka mujrim" or "villain of the match". Amit Varna has written a wide-ranging article about India's ambivalent attitude to the T20 IPL televised, and heavily commercialised, cricket competition.

Since humiliation programmes like "Weakest Link" and "Celebrity Big Brother" have been so successful in the last decade, one wonders why our own television companies have not latched on to the concept. Perhaps S4C will take the lead in its football coverage and introduce an award to parallel "seren y gem". What's the Welsh for "match ka mujrim"?

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