Archery is set to be the latest sport to join the franchise league bandwagon with Archery Association of India (AAI) planning something on the lines of the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL).
“We’re very serious about starting an Archery League and have engaged professionals from various fields like that of corporate and sports to chalk out a format that will be spectator-friendly in archery,” Anil Kamineni said.
The sport may be considered the most unfriendly for spectators with monotonous round of shooting targets at a distance unless there’s a proper coverage.
“Moreover, unlike in cricket, badminton or kabaddi where league is doing a great business no one-on-one duel is involved here. We’re looking into that aspect and want to devise a format which can be more attractive.