IPL (Indian Premier League) has everything premium about it. Team owners who are whose who from world of bollywood and business.. Mukhesh ambani , Vijay Malaya the two big tickets of business along with non other than shahrukh khan as KKR owner while preity zinta , shilpa shetty adding omph to the tournament.
Along with rich and famous owners , the kind of money involved in IPL is something which was unheard of in the world of cricket. People who had play hardly few matches getting crores as their fees. Team franchise being bought in range of 400 crores to 1700 crores!!!!!!!!!!!…Wow BCCI hit jackpot with the introduction of the league.
But when one has big money , big media coverage , Bollywood involved , scandals where bound to happen. Scandals , controversies soon became part of game called IPL.
In first season it was hidden ipl player story , the hidden player who alleged many things and projected himself as insider.
Then we had south african model/cheer girl who wrote on blog some real experience of how players behave and in Land of mahatama gandhi , she was shown door from ipl…
Lalit modi made famous tweet which led to his down fall. Tweet on sunanda pushkar and her stake in kochi franchise. Tweet created waves and resulted in shashi tharoor resign from minister of state , external affair and made lalit modi exit IPL. ED started making visits to IPL Offices.
IPL Season 5 have been biggest so far as far as scandal and controversies goes. First India tv came up with its sting operation on lesser known players who on camera boasted of getting cash more than their 30 lakh limit , of spot fixing and so on. BCCI banned five players
Next came king khan entering scuffle with security personnel of wankhede stadium . Shahrukh Khan was banned for five years by MCA (mumbai cricket association).
Today world woke up to another news from IPL. LUKE POMERSBACH , the australian player who is in Royal Challengers Banglore was arrested by police after a usa citizen (originally from India) accused him of molesting her and beating her fiance.LUKE POMERSBACH was produced before the court today and is out on interim bail.
Interestingly IPL has tag line called ‘yeh ipl hai boss’ , i suggest they should change it to yeh scandalous hai boss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!