Wednesday, May 6, 2015

#EkNayiLeague Yeh hai kya?

It has been very interesting to watch Kapil Dev talk about #EkNayiLeague. Kapil is the endearing cricketer I grew up watching. He bought the first World Cup home. It is nice to see him talk directly to our sporting heroes like Sania Mirza or Yuvraj Singh in the short Youtube snippets that I've seen aired. Frankly, it has piqued my curiosity.

What is this Ek Nayi League? I don't think it is a cricketing league on the lines of IPL. The reason being that Kapil was already involved in the ICL, which later became defunct. Also, since he is addressing a broad range of sportspeople, it is clear that the league involves playing of some sort but not necessarily cricket.

Since, he also throws clues at us by saying that the players will all lose if they play with their hearts while they need to use their (then points to his head) mind, it is clear that it a game of wits. This game does not require physical strength or else our sporting heroes will not fail. This game is definitely one that requires careful planning, strategy and perhaps knowledge. Is it some sort of a quiz like the Kaun Banega Crorepati that Mr. Bachchan hosted so well. Of course, considering that Kapil Dev is the force behind it, it could be a sports quiz that wins you prizes.

It could also be some other game show where wits are pitted against each other to win. That is the reason why he insists that you need your head more than heart or passion. Could it be a game show that somehow involves sports and mind. Now, that would be a lot of fun, don’t you think? For one, I would love to know the format of this. I do hope that they involve common people instead of only celebrities.

Another thought that courses through my mind is whether it is an online game show. I will tell you why I think this. There is a website for #EkNayiLeague and Kapil has taken to twitter to unveil the idea of this league. He is also asking us to follow him on twitter so that we will know about this unique League. Hence, definitely his target audience is an online audience. It could be a TV game show for which he is doing online marketing too, but I have a feel that it must an online game show of wits. Could it be about stock market. Play, invest and win? That requires both risk taking as well as intelligence.

I am eagerly awaiting the unveiling of the idea behind #EkNayiLeague. I am sure there are many others just like me waiting to check if what they have guessed is indeed what this new league is.

Do stay tuned to their website at Ek Nayi League to know more and to stay updated about this exciting new fixture. You may also submit your idea on their website to win an exciting prize of Rs. 1 lakh.


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    1. Apparently, it is a stock market game. I wasn't that far off, I guess. :)

  2. this has me curious now ... lets see when it goes live


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    1. It is the Indian Trading League as was unveiled later.