Blog By mariam | 26-07-19
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Yet another version of the cash-rich Indian Premier League is about to get done. Year after year, the tournament is reaching new heights in world cricket, breaking all kinds of broadcast records.
Below all the glitz and glamour of the league lies a dark truth which goes unnoticed every season. Unfortunately, There's one of the major sources of attraction during the match are the women who puts on an endless smile while holding their pompoms, dancing on DJ, in between overs and whenever a boundary is hit or a wicket is taken. Yes! These are the ‘Cheerleaders’ we are talking about.
We Ever wondered about their remuneration or the accommodation they are provided?
India is the lynchpin of franchise cricket from where the concept of cheerleading began. Cheerleading is just another dance form like a salsa or a jive. In Abroad Schools and colleges encourage young girls to take up the dance form and organise competitions on a national level.
The cheerleaders these days hear public taunt, even they tease from behind and are subjected to provocative gestures by the audience present for the match. India might have adopted the trend from the West, but could not understand the culture.
You All Won't Believe what more happens with them. Shit!
When questioned about her experiences she went on to be unhappy about the shady accommodations provided by the management. She Said further, “Conditions aren’t the best. If I were back in the U.S. I’d be shocked at the state of our toilets, changing rooms, and on occasions our hotel rooms,”
She further made a shocking confession about the cheerleaders being forced to put up in a room infested with cockroaches and rats in the wake of abject corruption which has already plagued the country.“The first two games they were more like 1 star hotels. Cockroaches, I saw a rat and rat droppings, it was pretty bad. But we quickly spoke up and realized our manager for that trip had been skimping us and pocketing the money he was saving on a cheaper hotel. Now they’re more like 3 star. Perfectly comfortable but not over the top.”
A young cheerleader from America who chose to remain unknown in the fear of losing her job confessed in a Reddit AMA about the problems she had to face in the Indian Premier League.
For the love of dance, she travelled all the miles from a distant only for listening abusive and cheap comments throw at her.
Shocking behaviour from the so called ‘slime-balls’ she stated, “For the most part I can’t hear them. The music is loud enough and the accents are thick enough I’m mostly oblivious to the words. This doesn’t mean I can’t tell that there are some obvious slime-balls behind me. I try my best to ignore them. And I’ve made a personal rule for myself not to take pictures with fans unless they’re women or children. I’m not keen on becoming someone’s fap bate for the night.”
These women have also made allegations about poor accommodation, lowest salaries, and rampant racism. An average female cheerleader is paid USD $ 100 for every match, whereby the players are paid in millions.
American one has to question themselves about the kind of impression our citizens are leaving in front of young women from around the world. India is already defamed for its atrocities against females in the country. The least we can do is be hospitable to our visitors and abide by the slogans of ‘Atithi Devo Bhavah’