Friday, March 12, 2010


I just heard that IPL and UN have struck a deal - something related to environment preservation. UN has declared 2010 as the 'Year of Bio - Diversity' and is apparently 'impressed by IPL's commitment to the cause of betterment of the environment'.

Lalit Modi announced that by next year, IPL will become a completely 'Carbon Neutral' tournament. I did a quick check on Wikipedia. Here's the meaning of Carbon Neutrality: "Carbon neutrality, or having a net zero carbon footprint, refers to achieving net zero carbon emissions by balancing a measured amount of carbon released with an equivalent amount sequestered or offset, or buying enough carbon credits to make up the difference."

Trust Lalit Modi to come up with jargons that even he will barely understand. If he is truly committed to make IPL 'Carbon Neutral', he might have to completely let go off the fireworks display that have become a regularity in IPL's opening and closing ceremonies. In fact, the whole concept of opening and closing ceremonies is very much stacked against 'Carbon Neutrality'. Is he ready to let go of the laser shows, stage performances and all the hoopla?

He does not have to stop giving his speeches (something he seemingly loves). He can always use Twitter for that.

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