Why the Eden shouldn't have been the IPL 2013 Final's Venue?

Eden shouldn't have been, after all. Not that because I'm not much of a supporter of the home franchise, but because of other clear...

Eden shouldn't have been, after all. Not that because I'm not much of a supporter of the home franchise, but because of other clear, important and vital factors that affect the game. Affects, in a huge way. There are tons of reasons for those. Let's peek in.


The first one, being one of the most important reasons is the Nor'wester rains. They are expected at this season of the year in Kolkata. I'm not a Geographic expert or anything sort-of that; but it's my common sense that tells me that it'll precipitate in the late evening. And when it precipitates, that's when things go wrong. Pitches behave abnormally, the wicket isn't quite good for batting, the dampness in the ground, and of course the risks of getting a fielder injured due to slipperiness in the field. 

Another problem with the Eden is that it is a slow, sluggish wicket, and the ball doesn't come on to the bat quite nicely. We all want a fiery showdown by the finale teams, right? A 200-run chase, perhaps? But that isn't what is expected at the Eden. Traditional cricket's evidences defends this fact. Also, just as I said earlier, if it rains on the final day, the pitch will be horribly wrong. The curator must be scratching his heads right now, I guess.


The third problem is very common with us. We do face it whenever we go around Kolkata. That's traffic congestion. The Eden is going to be packed up and houseful. Half of the roads will be blocked; blame it on bad administration. Police teams will be nearly everywhere to provide utmost security. One shouldn't expect to get hold of public buses by the time the match ends. The state may provide extra buses, but that wouldn't be enough to carry a minimum of 50,000 spectators.

Well, I'll be frank, I'm proud to know that my home pitch is hosting the finals- what I revealed here was merely the truth getting exposed. Don't you agree with these factors?

Tomorrow is the finals. I expect it to be the best match of the season yet, surprises to come in from here and there, and lots more. After all, an Indian is passionate about cricket, and I'm just an ordinary Indian. 

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