Month: May 2013
Can you image a team winning all its league matches in the IPL?
Or a team losing all its matches ….what a disaster that would be!
These are the kind of scenarios that were going through the mind while creating the rules and FAQ’s for the Travel Premier League at goibibo.com
Finally the math is as complex as the mega cricket tournament itself but the simple truth is, the more your favourite team wins the better the discounts on your air tickets when you book on goibibo.com and all thanks to the TPL.
Getting into the fine print, I was struggling with the numbers, like what happens when we have the qualifiers and the eliminator and the finals? What will the max discount possible, what will be the min discount possible? It got realty complex and like any self respecting old timer I figured it all out on the back of a tissue paper which I had saved from the lunch break.
All this is of course academic because what the Travel Premier League really is is fabulous discounts on the busiest sectors while enjoying the MAAZA of the IPL to the fullest.
If it’s April then it’s time for cricket and it looks like the whole world has come home to the biggest and best cricket party around. There are many things to like about the ongoing cricket carnival and chief among them is going to watch a live match in a floodlit stadium. I for one believe it’s a good thing that these wonderful facilities are being used so often and we the people can get to watch our modern day gladiators in these massive coliseums of emotion.
Some years back the FSK stadium in Delhi used to a biggish crowd maybe once in two years for a test match and I used to meet the same 200 people at Delhi’s regular season appearances. I think it’s because of this so called “eyesore” of a tournament that we saw 30 thousand people at the Kotla for this year’s 3 day fixture against the errant schoolboy team from down under. That serene performance from the patient priest who seemed so at home while batting on quicksand will remain with us all for a long time.
Think about it, these extremely fit warriors, dressed in the pads, gloves, box and meshed helmet facing fireballs from burly giants and canny wizards and us …the hoi polloi, screaming and chanting for more…. we have been like this for ages, voyeurs to fighters in a game of skill…dreams of glory while playing with cherries.
The fact is the cricket fever is all pervasive; it sinks into all that we do. I find myself demanding …why it won’t give me fabulous discounts on air ticket. Well it does…..Goibibo’s Travel Premier League is an incredibly simple idea that gives you what you want, i.e. fabulous discounts on air ticket. The more matches your favourite team wins, the better the discounts on your online bookings of air tickets.By Rajesh Baruah