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BCCI to have a mini-IPL between festivals to keep unemployed youth occupied

19, Sep 2016 By @jurnoleast

As Ganesh Chaturthi comes to an end and still around 10 days to go for Navratri, the country’s unemployed youth once again find themselves in a quandary.

BCCI Chief making the announcement of mini-IPL at a press conference
BCCI Chief making the announcement of mini-IPL at a press conference

Apparently, tiding over this 10 day ‘lean’ period has become an overwhelming concern for most of them and to address this, BCCI is planning to conduct a 10 day mini-IPL with the existing teams.

Speaking to Faking News, BCCI chief Anurag Thakur said, “It’s not just these unemployed youth. We have received requests from bored husbands, frustrated employees and lonely senior citizens about having IPL throughout the year.

Mr. Thakurs views were echoed by many who felt a sense of ‘being occupied’ thanks to the IPL.

“When IPL got over if felt a vacuum. The Rio Olympics and Monsoon session of the Parliament temporarily entertained me for a while. Then we had the 10 day Ganesh Chaturthi festival. But with its end, that vacuum is back again to haunt me. I am spending sleepless nights just dreading about how I will spend the next 10 days,” said Sanjay Joshi, a graduate looking for a job for the last 3 years.

“Some even suggested that since I had nothing better to do, I join politics,” he added, as he scanned through the pages of Rozgaar Samachar.

Many regular IPL viewers who reported withdrawal symptoms after conclusion of T20 are now happy with BCCI’s decision.

“Unlike those who are in a regular 9 to 5 job, I had nothing to look forward to each day. Some of my other jobless friends joined twitter and I too, under peer pressure tweeted some random stuff. But I always felt something was lacking. IPL and festival provided some respite,” said another viewer under condition of anonymity.

Meanwhile, Govt. on its part has taken cognizance of this concern and if sources are to be believed PM Modi may announce a few schemes for the benefit of the unemployed. “Besides having IPL throughout the year, jobless people can now show the time spent on Twitter and Facebook as Work Experience on their CV,” said a PMO official.