New Delhi, Apr 17 : A large number of Hindu activists and several women groups are planning to stage a protest against cheerleaders of the Indian Premier League's Bangalore team Royal Challengers, as they believe their act damages Indian culture and tradition.
The 12-member squad has been recruited to add a dash of glamour to the Royal Challengers. Cheerleaders of the American football team have trained them.
Royal Challengers CEO Charu Sharma said the squad's "accoutrements and clothing will be in line with professional American cheerleading troupes," that generally comprises of mini-skirts, push-up bras and midriff-revealing vests.
"It is completely alien to our culture to have young skimpily clad Indian girls sporting pompoms on their derrieres dancing around furiously," The Telegraph quoted Bangalore resident Roshin Varghese, as saying.
In Punjab, however, people are less critical about the idea of cheerleaders.
"It will be pleasing to watch the cheerleaders in all their glory," said dentist Gurpreet Singh, adding, "They will add colour and impudence to the game."