This is running on my mind for quite some time now. Recently, read an old article in The Hindu which cautions on the format of IPL. “The victory over Pakistan and Sri Lanka gave us a warm feeling where you smiled and shared the joy with your neighbour even if that person is not part of your team and didn't know him/her personally. People had smiles that remained stuck on the faces. Now, with the beginning of IPL, I will have to be aware that I am from Chennai and the team my neighbour is cheering may not be necessarily the team I am cheering. So, yes some of the bonhomie and shared happiness will disappear,” says an IT employee who followed most of the games at the office canteen with office mates. Read the full article here. Some may argue that this is just a sport/entertainment element. If true, what is the necessity of including State/City name with the team? It can just be Team Super kings, Team Royal Challengers, Team Dare Devils, etc.,. I don't see a single reason for including city/state with the team name other than dividing the audiences. Take any team, 80-90% of the members don't have any connection with the State/City they are playing for. I have started to believe the theory that Indian unity is taking a toll with the IPL. Thoughts?