September 17, 2012

Indian Premier League

Could a Satyam solution have saved Deccan Chargers?

Abhishek Mukherjee

In failing to retain a franchise in Deccan Chargers, the IPL management hasn't done any good to the image and brand value of the tournament, writes Vijay Tagore in DNA. He argues that the BCCI ought to have shown a lot more imagination and dexterity in handling this crisis.

Another bitter separation! By letting the situation get out of hand, the BCCI/IPL exposed a woeful lack of imagination and dexterity in handling the crisis. One way perhaps would have been to outsource the management of the team — like the way the Satyam crisis was handled. The board, anyway, has held back the Chargers’ share from the central revenue and that could have taken care of the expenses.

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