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the standard of indian sports would be higher without internal politics

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Started: 8/5/2014 Category: Games
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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harshilsood

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indian sports councils are all infested with favouritsm in selection( wether in the the playing squads or for the captaincy) and groupism amongst players.
The sense of playing as a team has totally been discarded by the players especially the ones who are said to be the seniors. they have developed what people are now calling a miniature model of the indian scenario where they are grouping theselves on any basis one can think of. moreover the major posts in the sports councils are also also urging people to get into this dirty game. the candidates for the posts promote the abovementioned practices just to strenghthen their vote bank(voting for the post of president of a council etc.). and when they win the election they are kind of indebted to the ones who voted for them. thus their actions are based on the wishes of those who voted for them. this often portrays the voters as seeking favours from a boss who is dependent on their votes to hold on to their post for another tenure.
Lawyer_Goblin

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Removal of politicking from sports would have a negligible effect on its standard (in India) as the root of the problem is more to do with lack of acceptance of sports as a feasible career for those with talent. Even if an aspirant in this field has talent, Indian society does not easily accept sports as a career for this talented individual. No, s/he has to become an engineer or doctor.

Another problem is the lack of proper equipment and infrastructural resources for sportspeople. An athlete has a definite disadvantage in the form of lack of proper gear and training facilities. In contrast, all other international athletes have probably trained in world-class arenas, and have proper equipment.

No real system exists for comprehensive assessment of potential athletes at the schooling stage. Nor is there a proper system for induction of fresh talent from the grassroots level to the international arena. That's why you have aging stars still in the position meant for prime talent.

Remember that politics is a thing that exists everywhere. You have school politics, workplace politics, administrative politics, academic politics...... the list goes on and on. It is no different in sports. Yet, in most of these fields, true talent can never be shut out. For talent to come to the fore, however, it must be aware of its own existence and combat politics simply by shining brighter and brighter, till this light is too bright to ignore. But if talent is shunted into another field, not by politics, but by societal pressure, it can never be recognized.
Debate Round No. 1
harshilsood

Pro

I agree there is lack of proper equipment and infrastructural resources for sportspeople but that is due to corrupt political leaders they don't use the funds properly but keep it in their pockets. The selectors in sports departments promote a person from their region instead of promoting a good player. Highly influential people are given opportunities on good players. Old players are preferred over new ones, when new players try to rise they are pressed and the sport authorities also do not take action on these acts this can be linked with the incident with Milkha Singh.
Lawyer_Goblin

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We have already seen how people's power can bring about a change in the system. Even BBMP (BLR municipal corporation) is being forced to take down political publicity posters due to public pressure. This change has not reached sports yet because the people haven't pushed for it in as big a way as necessary. The reason for this is obvious: fairness in sports selection isn't a big enough issue compared to the other stuff which needs a change like women's safety, infrastructure, health care, poverty, the economy, education etc.

At the end of the day, for most people, sports is just a source of entertainment. While it is quite important for many Indians, it isn't so important that it merits a mass movement while we have our 9-to-5 jobs and other more pressing things in life. Even for the activist crowd, the topic of sports reforms is probably at the bottom of the to-do list.

Through this, you can ultimately blame lack of public interest and commitment for the standard of Indian sports.
Debate Round No. 2
harshilsood

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Posted by yash101 2 years ago
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easy pro win
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