Kerala’s boat races sway the IPL way10 min read . Updated: 02 Sep 2019, 12:24 AM IST
- Kerala’s snake boat sprints are being glammed up for TV into an IPL-style event. Who will gain from the change?
- Having been put on hold for nearly three weeks due to floods, there are now enough questions in the air as the boats have finally begun to dash off from the water’s edge
Kainakary (Alappuzha, Kerala): On Saturday, ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar stood on the very edge of the backwaters in Kerala, waving a white flag. A volley of aerial gunshots followed. And a slew of longboats, crewed by as many as 150 rowers, burst past the starting line. Within each boat, two drummers beat out a rhythm for the oarsmen to follow.
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