Has sports journalism not perished from the canvas of the media? Doesn’t it feel that in the name of sports journalism, there is a lot of journalism left in the name of cricket figures, sports ministry, sports authority, sports associations, IOA and devout politicians and officials of sports. The latest example is the National Sports Awards distributed in the year 2021, which were distributed like rabbits. Along with this, the declared awards of many one were also canceled. Perhaps this is the first time that the Sports Ministry overturned the decisions of the committee constituted for sports awards. It is a matter of praise that some sports journalists were also included in this committee, who remained silent spectators.
It is the same media that heavily covered the Commonwealth Games scams and took on powerful functionaries of Suresh Kalmadi, Sheila Dikshit, Sports Ministry, Sports Authority and sports federations. Even though there is no place for investigative journalism in sports today, the journalists who expose the influential board officials, big-name players and high-end bookies and fixers to match-fixing in cricket belong to this country. Going back a little, the sports journalists of this country had also done the work of confronting Punjab Director General of Police KPS Gill and apologizing.
Fearless and fearless sports journalism taught a lesson to the officials, leaders, ministers involved in many sports scams. But today the priorities of sports journalism have changed. It is true that few newspapers like Indian Express and Jansatta are left, but seeing the atmosphere and with no guarantee of their safety, sports journalists have also switched sides or turned their backs on investigative journalism by killing their inner soul. Is. In the last few years, the ruling and selling newspaper owners have exposed the journalism of the country. Sports journalism is a small part which has been destroyed due to the plight of the sports and sportspersons of the country, the havoc and fraud of the politicians. In such a situation, investigative journalism of sports has completely disappeared. Only cricket journalism is left, for which only those who have the ability to raise tantrums of the board, its local units and players are fit.