New Delhi: Indian Premiere League which is the golden goose of BCCI, has been engulfed in controversies since its launch. Many records are made on the cricket ground but at the same time some off field activities either by the players or the non playing members seems to grab the attention of the cricket crazy nation.
The revelation by the Supreme Court in IPL spot fixing case has rocked Indian cricket. After Mudgal committee filed its report in the apex court, the names of key cricket personalities were being investigated for allegations of spot fixing and betting in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and it created a stir among the cricket fans.
Some demanded to ban IPL while some said the players involved should be banned forever from playing any form of playing cricket.
Apart from this, the eighth edition of IPL is just three days old and it has aleady sparked two new controversies.
This league has certainly now become more like Problem League for BCCI. Since the first edition in 2008, many controversies took place which shall certify this statement.
It was during the first season of the IPL in 2008 when two of the Team India's best team mates got involved in ugly slap gate incident. Sreesanth who was playing for Kings XI Punjab was slapped by his senior team mate Harbhajan Singh who was representing the Mumbai Indians. An inconsolable Sreesanth was seen crying like a baby and the cameras present there captured these moments which was really a new low in the history of Indian Cricket.
Boss shown the Door
Lalit Modi who is being credited for bringing and implementing a new and untested concept of city based games in India in the form of IPL was shown the door. The BCCI in 2010 has finally taken a bold decision to remove Mr Lalit Modi who has been in the lime light since the inception of the tournament.
The league started with eight team participating in the tournament and then the process of expansion had started in the subsequent season's of the league. But to the disappoint of the cricket fans based in various cities in India, three teams till date have either been rejected or their registration has been cancelled. The first team to face that was now defunct Kochi Tuskers and in this controversy a name of the union minister also got involved. Deccan Chargers Hyderabad and Sahara Pune Warriors are the other two teams to leave the league.
Shah Rukh Khan banned from Wankhede Stadium
Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was banned by the Mumbai Cricket Association for five years from entering the Wankhede Stadium for misbehaving with its officials in an IPL 2012 match.
MCA alleged that Shahrukh manhandled a security guard of the association besides hurling choicest abuses at its officials after the IPL game on May 16 between KKR and Mumbai Indians. Shahrukh was facing the danger of facing life ban before the managing committee toned it down to a five-year period.