Focused students hit IPL for a six

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Season’s flavour: Chennai Super Kings in action at the ongoing IPL T20 tournament in South Africa.
Season’s flavour: Chennai Super Kings in action at the ongoing IPL T20 tournament in South Africa.

Indian Premier League’s (IPL) impact on EAMCET could be felt only in the case of students who are not keen on securing good score in the exam. The interested lot would always be determined to reach their goal and I think there are very few students, who would be influenced by the external factors. I think IPL craze has come down this year vowing to the fact that the matches are being conducted in South Africa.



The IPL has a lot of adverse affect on students as most of them are cricket lovers, who do not mind losing marks for sake of watching cricket. It is difficult for them to resist the temptation to view the matches with exciting finishes.

The IPL made the weakness among the students public and also reminded them the kind of restraint they need to achieve higher goals in life. Parents and teachers should monitor the craze of the students, especially those who are appearing for competitive exams.

V.V. Sai Krishna,



It is true that the IPL craze has caught up with a number of people, but I don’t think that it has an impact on the students preparing for EAMCET or other competitive exams. Students who prepare for these exams are much focused on their study and do not get distracted.

The IPL season can come and go; students will not lose anything even if they do not watch it. But, the competitive exams come once in a year and their results would have a lasting effect on student’s life. The IPL series could utmost be viewed to relax the mood only.

Dinesh Fernandes,

St. Mary’s Degree College,


Recently, somebody posted a question on yahoo answers asking why cricket was such a slow and a boring game and the answer was fast and rather sharp. "Are you sick!!! Just take a look at the IPL!!". This could be an example of how the IPL fever is gripping our society. The IPL is a treat to cricket fans, agreed. But, it’s a distraction for aspirants of EAMCET and other competitive examinations. Students should know how to escape from the problem. They must realise that they should concentrate on their exams this season.



Passion for the second edition of IPL is little higher as the first one had enthralled the audiences in a big way. It’s not a big surprise that the business establishments, even bakeries are luring customers, especially the students, by setting up giant screens.

When it comes to exams, time management and proper planning form a crucial part of preparation. While the IPL matches are being broadcast from 4 p.m. to midnight, it is very important for the students to minimise the IPL impact, which is a true test of their determination. Priority should be given to complete day-to-day syllabus, after which they can spend some time to relax and enjoy the game. Parents must motivate their children and also avoid watching IPL games.

B. Francis Robeiro,


Crazy matches, furious players, competitive sponsors and countless fans across the world that has become the motto of IPL. It might help the young cricket talent to improve their careers, but not the students as matches are scheduled during the examinations season. Students should watch them in leisure hours, but not die to waste their precious time to watch the cricket, which will add no weight to their CV.

Y. Sarath Chandra,



IPL surely will affect the students, who are preparing for EAMCET and other competitive exams. However, students should not forget that the competitive exams are turning points in their life and will open doors for professional world and must keep IPL at bay. Students as well can go for sports column of any news paper in the relaxation time instead of catching the live action on TV. If they are still not able keep themselves away from the matches, parents should cut off the cable connections for a while. No pain no gains.

Sairajesh Mahapat Rao,

M.V.S.R. Engineering College,


The IPL second edition is back with more fun and hungama. The first edition was being a big hit, it has created more craze this time. Everybody is in a rush to chill out viewing matches on big screen in cinema theatres. In this situation, the worst sufferers are the students.

With exams around the corner, especially career-deciding entrance exams like EAMCET, students are torn between the need to study and enjoyment of cricket match. In such situation, packing up the television sets is never a bad option.

As the saying goes, time and tide waits for none. There will be another IPL, but not the opportunities.

Swarna Sindhu,

Sridevi Women’s Engineering College,


A school student may not know the name of the Prime Minister of India, but surely knows who the captain of Indian cricket team is. Cricket fever is not new to Indians and IPL has only increased it further.

Business people are cashing on the craze by luring the customers to their shops, particularly the students.

Parents have to check their children from watching IPL. They should remove the cable connections, rather than trying to keep the students under control.

There can be a replay for every match, but not for life. IPL franchisees are getting profits, cricketers are receiving awards, but student will get nothing by watching the matches.

B. Ramya Devi,


Every one has started watching the IPL matches. Though parents are cutting off the cable connections, students are in no mood to stay away from the matches. Parents should counsel them rather than simply shutting of televisions. Students will always find some way to watch matches.

B. Alekhya,

Audisankara College of Engineering and Technology,


It is astonishing that Lalit Modi & Co. has missed what every school-going boy or girl was expected to know, most of the students would have their exams between the months of April and May. The bang-bang game is loved by every Indian. In fact, the fans can forget to eat, drink but would never forget to watch a cricket match. Since elections are crucial for the country the T20 game was outsourced. But, nobody thought of the students’ examinations.

I am sure every parent agrees with me that the T20 is definitely a digression, especially for students who are average and stubborn.

J.S. Acharya,

National Institute of Nutrition,




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