Domestic players' IPL earnings take a hit
Despite the franchises having more money for distribution, the players might end up earning a lot less than what they did in the first three seasons, especially the first-class cricketers
Brendon McCullum nearly dumped NZ for IPL
The New Zealand wicketkeeper has said he nearly turned his back on his country to commit to an entire season of the IPL
Viewers are people too
Advertisers, cricket boards and commentators would do well to be advised that cricket watchers are not creatures with the attention spans of goldfish hooked on caffeine
Less-taxing schedule the way forward for the IPL
Gaurav Kalra, writing for the IBN Live website, proposes a radical alternative to the 94-game rigmarole that IPL 2011 is currently proposed to be
Letting the facts get in the way
In his column for Yahoo India , Amit Varma tees off on the tendency of sports journalists in India to ignore the facts while spinning stories out of whole cloth.
IPL parties: the inside story
A fall-out of India's early exit from the World Twenty20 is the negative publicity of the IPL parties
As cricket grew in India, corruption followed
Jim Yardley in the New York Times gives an outsider's perspective of the IPL mess and tries to piece together opinions from reputed observers to understand what it means for cricket and India.
Modi's requests for documentary evidence
These are the ten references Lalit Modi made to the show cause notice (slapped by the board on him on April 26), and for which he has requested documentary proof from the BCCI that would enable him to shore up his defence
An alternative moral universe
Lalit Modi is a real visionary for being able to imagine a future so far removed from the reality that existed then
The dark side of the neoliberal dream
Writing in the Guardian , Mike Marqusee joins the chorus of writers who have pointed out the ramifications of the IPL mess.
Conflicts of interests abound in world cricket
Cricket offers several examples of top officials who hold more than one powerful post, even if it poses as a conflict of interest, as AC Muthiah is alleging against N Srinivasan, the BCCI secretary
The IPL mess is the story of Indian sport
Suresh Menon writes in dreamcricket.com that the IPL mess has proven that while the players and the game are bound by laws, there are no checks and balances in place for officialdom, until things begin to go wrong
The tragedy behind the IPL farce
Sukanta Chaudhuri, writing in the Telegraph , criticises the IPL for the apparent purposelessness of the wealth generated by the league and adds that the latest controversy has obscured much of what should be dominating the national consciousness.
The adverse impact of IPL on kids
The IPL and its lucrative returns have had a negative impact on kids, says Makarand Waingankar in the Hindu
Modi just can't get enough
Kevin McCallum, on the IOL website , Lalit Modi's marketing skills which worked wonders for the IPL were used almost as much for self promotion.
Take guard anew
IPL is a fantasy free-for-all
Be visionaries, not puppets
In the Hindustan Times , Pradeep Magazine urges the former cricketers on the IPL's governing council - MAK Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri - to help put cricket first in the next season of the league.
Captain Crony capital
IPL moving forward
Shane Warne has made the IPL one of two hunting grounds after international retirement, and on his personal website he's outlined what he thinks is the best way forward heading into the league's fourth season
The IPL decoded - More hype than substance
In the Times of India , Harsh Goenka provides a comprehensive analysis that traces the IPL's problems to its fundamental flaw - massively inflated financial valuations.
Can the IPL reform itself?
In the Telegraph , Mukul Kesavan writes that he has little hope that the IPL will clean up its act and enumerates arguments to support his contention that the tournament, which is too firmly steeped in commercialisation, is beyond redemption.
A quieter IPL 4 would be a blessing
In the Times , Mike Atherton writes that as Lalit Modi prepares his defence against the myriad allegations, it is time for the IPL to assume a more mature form, stripped of its blatant commercialisation, and over-the-top excesses.
Thank you, IPL, you complete me
The post-IPL landscape is strewn with bleary-eyed and confused souls, people such as you and me, fellow cricket tragics, who must somehow soldier on in a world where intervals of time are not sponsored and big beige balloons go
The IPL monster needs to be tamed
Nasser Hussain writes in the Daily Mail that the main lesson learnt from the IPL fiasco is that no tournament should attempt to become bigger than the game itself.
Not a tweet from deposed Modi
Blogging for the Times , Patrick Kidd wonders if Lalit Modi is the first sports administrator to be sacked for shooting his mouth off by text message