The Managing Committee of Indian Premier League today announced that it is planning to hire professional scriptwriters to make IPL match endings to look more realistic. The decision was taken after reports of viewers speculating over every match ending in a close contest.
Apparently, a heated close door meeting took place in which the issue of ‘last ball finishes’ were discusses. Sources say that livid IPL bosses castigated a few players for overacting and unnecessarily dragging the match till the last over. They were also not very pleased with the overacting the players.
“Teams have been communicated that they need to tone down their acting and it is perfectly alright for a match to get over early. A team of scriptwriters will now have the task of making the matches look entertaining and realistic at the same time,” said a source close to the development.
While the source refused to reveal any further information, it is learnt that quite a few had applied for the post including a writer who wrote scripts for Salman’s movie and has been out of work for the last 10 years. A crash course in acting for the players is also under consideration.
The announcement came as a relief to many players, who were under pressure to make the contest thrilling. “I am not a natural actor, so this move by the committee is much relief,” said a league player who didn’t wish to be named.
Loyal IPL viewers too were happy with the prospect of matches becoming more entertaining. “The earlier IPL used to be so much. Harbhajan slapping Sreesanth, Gambhir vs Kohli, Pollard’s outburst and all that drama,” said one viewer.