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Osman Samiuddin, writing in the National, says that despite its share of controversies every season, the IPL continues to thrive with the on-field performances matching the kind of cricket the T20 format decrees.
Five years into the life of the IPL, the senses remain unbalanced, that one of permanence outweighed by one that it is a passing fad. The IPL is not actually going away anywhere of course, but it is difficult to avoid each season the suspicion that the product is being heartily raided just in case it isn't there next season. Intentional or not, the IPL does more every year to shove you out of the lounge and into the stadium, because on television it can be excruciating.