Cheerleading and Cheerleaders

It's the Indian Premier League season in India!!

After a break of one year, IPL is back to India!!

Apart from the many new ideas and revolutions introduced by the T20 format of cricket, one thing that has been introduced in India for the first time is - Cheer Leading!!

According to, a cheerleader is -  One who leads the cheering of spectators, as at a sports contest!!

And as per Wikipedia

Cheer Leading is a sport that uses organized routines that usually range from 1 minute to 3 minutes made from elements of tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers, and stunting to direct spectators of events to cheer on sports teams at games and matches and/or compete at cheer leading competitions.

Now that's quite a complex definition for something which i used to perceive as a dance!!

The skimpy dresses and the dazzling moves by the Cheer Leaders did attract a lot of flak in the first season of IPL!!

Indian's - being their innovative self - came up with a concept of cheer leading in local costumes!!

But this year, IPL is back "normal" cheer leading and no one is complaining!! Looks like Cheer Leading is here to stay in India!!
Cheerleading and Cheerleaders Cheerleading and Cheerleaders Reviewed by Vyankatesh on Monday, March 22, 2010 Rating: 5

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