We now have the IPL Bazaar which appears to be analogous to slave bazaars that existed for thousands of years and is now abolished.
Are we revisiting a lost trade?
The only difference is that the slave trade sold and bought slaves, whereas the IPl sells cricketers and corporates buy them. Doesn't this sound like a damn nexus which rests on the broad base of money so thrown around. The only saving grace, perhaps, is that the mafia does not play a role (?).
I'm hardly a follower of this game. Nevertheless whatever happened to the funda behind terming cricket 'a gentleman's game'?!