I watched my first Indian Premier League cricket match a few weeks ago. I was in a sports bar and a group of Indians (from India) came in to cheer on their team, the Mumbi Indians. They play a version of the game referred to as Twenty20, a faster paced version more suited for Television.
The most surprising thing was that they have adopted US pro sports style cheerleaders.
...they've brought in 12 Redskins cheerleaders, who, in addition to performing, are mentoring a squad of Indian women. The league is also trying to win fans over to a shortened format of the game that is formally called "Twenty20," known colloquially as "cricket on crack".
Why not simply right a misunderstanding dating back to 1492, not by referring to the Cleveland team as the Amerinds or Native Americans, but simply changing the reference to the nation of India. Columbus thought the West Indies was just West of India. So just name the baseball team after the country that Columbus was looking for rather than a ethnic group.
Get rid of that cartoon warrior and replace it with the Indian Flag. They could sell a billion hats or t shirts. Put them on Indian Cable Television or Youtube. The marketing potential is endless.
And while we are at it, WTF is it with those Redskins? Rename them the Washington Chinese or the Washington Communists. I suppose we already have the Cincinnati Reds.