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Created by : Yash Singh, Coresspondent, Star  | 12 16 2009 11:17:43 +0000
Industry : Radio, TV & FilmsFunctional Area : India(Markets)
Keywords : india career sports
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In a recent news it is said that India should project sports as a viable career opportunity if the country is to put itself on the global sporting map. But then on the other hand sportpersons start having doubts about their careers when they reach adolescence. They have to choose either sports or education and the education system in India doesn’t allow sportspersons to pursue education later on. Whenever they become successful player, they get lots of money which attracts common people in this career.

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But on the other thad, this is also true that not all sportspersons can become successful in their career except a few. Moreover, when they leave their studies, they can't return back which could have given them a good job which they can't get after becoming unsuccessful in sports. Still there are lots of jobless ex-sportsmen in India. Also, in jobs, a man can earn upto 60 years whereas, a sportsman leaves his career as soon as his youth is gone.

With all this, do you think sports is a viable career option in today's times?

 
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I beg to differ!!

Sports is a competitive profession. You excel you make it. Its a simple rule. And its all in black and white. No ambiguity. Cricket still has amiguous decisions like run outs etc. But a goal is a goal, a knockout is a knockout and a 6-3, 6-2 win is a win!!

We have only seen the sport of cricket being talked about in India, but Hockey, football, tennis, swinmming and many other sports have a lot of following here and is quite luctrative. Golf today has two faces. One which is the crown of PGA and the other is the amount of flings and hole - in - ones that you score with Tiger Woods ;)

So I daresay that YES sports is indeed a variable option for a lucrative career!!


By Makrand Bhave, AGM - Corporate Business, E18, part of Network 18 Group  12 17 2009 04:49:47 +0000
 
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no other sport except for cricket gets u money in india.,  . we need sponsors, talent, infrastructure. visibility and winanbility in sport makes all the difference.

ofcourse, tennis and few others hv seen bit of money lately. so i really hope (one of my wish ) India wud win the football world cup, one day. daydreaming!! hope not


By Priya Varadan, Independent consultant, Self employed  12 17 2009 07:13:43 +0000
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Yes it is definitely a viable career option. Find my views on the below link: http://www.empowernetwork.com/ank_it/blog/sports-a-carrer-in-india/
By Ankit Modi, Online Marketing, Empower Network Mumbai- 3 Simple Steps for Online Marketing  | 02 18 2013 08:59:30 +0000
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Yes,for sports like Cricket,lawn tennis,snooker etc...no hockey...But its also luck what counts apart from labor n skills.One makes so much money that is hard to come by in such a short time frame in any other profession.


By SUMEET DIKSHIT, Real Estate Transactions & Advisory, Real Estate  | 12 18 2009 13:59:28 +0000
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Yash good topic.

Yes Sports should be a viable career option also in India.

First let me clarify the difference between Career and Profession, Sachin Tendulkar, the ace cricketer of Indian Cricket team is a professional coz, he plays to earn money from a game called Cricket. Sunil Gavaskar as he is a coach now that is a career option as he is no more actively practicing cricket and earning out of it.

When we talk of Career in Sports it covers a broad avenue for example young boys who want to take sports as their career are trained in LNCP Gwalior in athletics, foot-ball, other games also along with their academics, after which the student qualifies to compete in state, regional, national levels according to their ability. If one wants to peruse his chosen sports as a profession he can do so or else there are other up-coming branches like Physiotherapy, Sports (event) mgmt etc, which could be opted for career.


By Shiuli Mukherji, Head Strategy Plan- , Region SEA  | 12 18 2009 06:25:13 +0000
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If a sports man is a good player, he can earn so much in his career that even after getting retired, his 4 generations can enjoy on his money. So why shouldn't one opt for sports as a career when he can make a lot of money out of that?


By Nimnish Jain, Sales/BD Manager, Dell  | 12 16 2009 11:25:26 +0000
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I fully agree with Ujjval  career of sports is only for financially stable peole.


By malladi madhukumar, Senior Manager- Marketing, Cement company  | 12 18 2009 14:27:06 +0000
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Well a yes & a no for this.

I think practicing some sports is viable only when one is otherwise financially stable, if you become an ace, nothing like that.

But no one in India will pay for practicing neither there are jobs for those who are not creating a buzz.

The thing is there is a lot money for a few, for rest only practice & rest....


And yes, nothing like playing something.....


By ujjval jain, Retail, Retail  | 12 18 2009 13:51:15 +0000
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I agree with you Yash ji not all are got good money from sports ..Only for few its a very lucrative fields. 


By manju dagar, News Anchor/TV Presenter, Time Today  | 12 17 2009 04:41:52 +0000
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Not all sportspersons can become successful in their career except a few. When they leave their studies, they can't return back which could have given them a good job which they can't get after becoming unsuccessful in sports career. Still there are lots of jobless ex-sportsmen in India. Also, in jobs, a man can earn upto 60 years whereas, a sportsman leaves his career as soon as his youth is gone.


By Yash Singh, Coresspondent, Star  | 12 16 2009 11:17:43 +0000
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