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The auction of two IPL franchises in March 2010 led to a string of allegations surrounding the league's operations and those of its stakeholders. The immediate fallout was the sacking of the league's creator Lalit Modi but the IPL has been at the centre of controversy ever since
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Apr 1, 2014

It's the credibility, stupid

Guest Column: Without integrity, sporting contests are nothing - a fact that seems to have been lost on the BCCI

Gaurav Kalra

Mar 28, 2014

Indian cricket's conflict-of-interest problem

Guest Column: The amendment that exempted the IPL from the conflict-of-interest clause is the root of the current crisis, leading to Srinivasan's fall, and damaging cricket's credibility

Mukul Kesavan

Feb 11, 2014

Mudgal Report not likely to hurt Srinivasan yet

News: Despite the IPL probe committee finding Gurunath Meiyappan to have indulged in corrupt practices, the feeling within the board is that Srinivasan is unlikely to be affected

Amol Karhadkar

Dec 28, 2013

Video IPL scandal: Did the BCCI do enough?

Review 2013: Daryll Cullinan, Mark Butcher, Jarrod Kimber, Sharda Ugra, Sambit Bal and David Hopps look back on the IPL's betting and fixing imbroglio

Oct 26, 2013

Pune Warriors ousted from IPL

News: The Pune Warriors franchise has been ousted from the Indian Premier League after the BCCI terminated, with immediate effect, its franchise agreement with Sahara Sport Adventures Ltd, a subsidiary of Sahara India Pariwar

Amol Karhadkar

Sep 26, 2013

Video Modi: 'I extracted maximum value for the BCCI'

Interviews: Lalit Modi talks to ESPNcricinfo after being banned for life by the BCCI

Sep 26, 2013

From pioneer to pariah

Jayaditya Gupta: There is no one in the BCCI with Lalit Modi's marketing savvy, but don't shed any tears for his expulsion. He was far from an innocent victim

Jayaditya Gupta

Sep 25, 2013

Video Jayaditya Gupta: 'Modi lived by the sword; he fell by the sword'

News and Analysis: ESPNcricinfo's Jayaditya Gupta and Sharda Ugra join Raunak Kapoor to discuss the implications of the BCCI's decision to ban Lalit Modi.

Sep 7, 2013

How Kochi finally claimed Modi

Features: The Kochi Tuskers Kerala played in just one IPL. But their short stint was controversial and was a catalyst to Lalit Modi's dramatic exit from the BCCI

Amol Karhadkar

Sep 6, 2013

Modi found guilty on eight charges

News: The BCCI's disciplinary committee has found Lalit Modi, the former IPL chairman, guilty on eight different charges of "various acts of indiscipline and misconduct"

Nagraj Gollapudi

Sep 6, 2013

Modi involved in rebel county plans - BCCI

News: The alleged plans to launch a rebel Twenty20 league in England have been brought back to the fore during Lalit Modi's disciplinary hearing

David Hopps

Sep 2, 2013

Lalit Modi likely to get life ban from BCCI

News: The BCCI is set to ban former IPL chairman Lalit Modi for life in a Special General Meeting in Chennai on September 25

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 25, 2013

The Indian League of Litigation

News: Some of the most serious documented instances of litigation in the IPL or investigation involving the BCCI and/or its officials

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nov 23, 2012

Modi tells of murder attempts

News: Lalit Modi, the former chairman of the IPL, has claimed that he survived three assassination attempts for refusing to fix matches in the tournament

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 16, 2012

The BCCI and Sahara joint media statement

News: The full text of the BCCI and Sahara's joint media statement, issued after the two parties had reached a truce

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 13, 2012

No resolution in BCCI-Sahara impasse

News: The impasse between the BCCI and Sahara India Parivar continues with the BCCI having sent a proposal to Sahara after its working committee's meeting in Chennai today

Nagraj Gollapudi

Feb 9, 2012

BCCI, Sahara to meet on weekend

News: BCCI and Sahara are scheduled to meet this weekend to discuss the issues that led to Sahara withdrawing its sponsorship of the Indian team and ownership of the Pune Warriors IPL franchise

Nagraj Gollapudi

Feb 7, 2012

Pune Warriors players in the dark about future

News: A day after the BCCI extended an olive branch to sort out issues with Sahara, the Pune Warriors players still remain in the dark about their future

Kanishkaa Balachandran

Feb 7, 2012

The Flintoff deal explained

News: Lalit Modi might have cleared the way for Andrew Flintoff to be bought by Chennai Super Kings in the 2009 IPL auction by convincing Rajasthan Royals to retain the contract of Sohail Tanvir

Tariq Engineer

Feb 7, 2012

'Secret tiebreak rule helped some franchises'

News: The secret tiebreaker rule was devised by Lalit Modi and benefited Mumbai Indians during the 2010 auction, an official from one of the original eight IPL franchises has said

Nagraj Gollapudi

Feb 6, 2012

BCCI extends hand, Sahara plans a date

News: N Srinivasan has said the BCCI is open to dialogue with Sahara India Parivar to try and resolve why Sahara pulled out of their Indian team sponsorship and ownership of the Pune Warriors

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 6, 2012

Pity if Pune Warriors don't play - Donald

News: Allan Donald, the recently appointed bowling coach of the Pune Warriors, said players and administrators of the franchise are "waiting with bated breath" to see if they will participate in the fifth season of the IPL

Firdose Moonda

Feb 5, 2012

Franchises perturbed by Sahara pullout

News: A number of IPL franchises have expressed concern about the potential damage to the IPL's image from Sahara Pune Warriors' abrupt withdrawal from the league

Tariq Engineer
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