IPL controversies

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


What is the BCCI vs Deccan Chargers fight really about?
What is the BCCI vs Deccan Chargers fight really about?

The latest court order has come as some relief for the board, but we might not have heard the last on the matter

Ankeet Chavan cleared to resume playing after spot-fixing ban is reduced to seven years
Ankeet Chavan cleared to resume playing after spot-fixing ban is reduced to seven years

"Whichever opportunity I get to be back at the ground, I will be really eager for that"

Many a conflict amid all the interest
Many a conflict amid all the interest

The IPL has been no stranger to controversies and scandals that have hogged endless hours on primetime television

No sanctions yet on Ajit Chandila, Hiken Shah
No sanctions yet on Ajit Chandila, Hiken Shah

The BCCI has deferred a decision on possible sanctions on offspinner Ajit Chandila and Mumbai batsman Hiken Shah

Srinivasan won't contest BCCI election
Srinivasan won't contest BCCI election

The BCCI's sidelined president N Srinivasan will not be able to contest the election to any position in the board's annual general meeting, scheduled to take place in Chennai on March 2

Kundra set for Rajasthan Royals exit
Kundra set for Rajasthan Royals exit

The ownership structure of Rajasthan Royals is set to change after Raj Kundra, the co-owner whose involvement in the IPL corruption scandal has been established, decided to offload his stake in the franchise

Verma questions Srinivasan chairing BCCI meet
Verma questions Srinivasan chairing BCCI meet

Aditya Verma, the petitioner in the IPL corruption scandal, has demanded an apology from BCCI members for having allowed N Srinivasan to chair last week's working committee meeting

The emirate of Indian cricket and its subjects
The emirate of Indian cricket and its subjects

What sort of cricketing culture sees conflict of interest as normal? The answer lies in the history of cricket administration in India

BCCI cites Ganguly, Gavaskar, Shastri related to clause change
BCCI cites Ganguly, Gavaskar, Shastri related to clause change

The Supreme Court reserved its final order on the 2013 IPL corruption case with reference to the role of sidelined BCCI president N Srinivasan

Sundar Raman denies misdemeanour allegations
Sundar Raman denies misdemeanour allegations

Sundar Raman, the IPL's chief operating officer, has filed an affidavit in India's Supreme Court in response to the Mudgal panel report and has denied allegations of misdemeanour against him

Empower the ACSU to clean up T20
Empower the ACSU to clean up T20

An independent ACSU must be allowed to pursue its own investigations and impose penalties if the game's custodians are serious about stamping out corruption in T20 leagues

Why can't broadcasters clean up Indian cricket?
Why can't broadcasters clean up Indian cricket?

It's in sports television's long-term interest to ensure that the game is run well and free of scandal

The man who took on Srini
The man who took on Srini

Aditya Verma used to stand outside the BCCI's offices, trying to get his case heard. These days he and his powerful friends are rather more of a nuisance for the board

Indian cricket will not regulate itself until forced to
Indian cricket will not regulate itself until forced to

Instead of setting its house in order, the BCCI is trying to disprove the findings of the Mudgal Commission. The panel needs wider powers if cricket is to become clean again

It's the credibility, stupid
It's the credibility, stupid

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

Indian cricket's conflict-of-interest problem
Indian cricket's conflict-of-interest problem

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

Mudgal Report not likely to hurt Srinivasan yet
Mudgal Report not likely to hurt Srinivasan yet

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

Pune Warriors ousted from IPL
Pune Warriors ousted from IPL

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

From pioneer to pariah
From pioneer to pariah

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

How Kochi finally claimed Modi
How Kochi finally claimed Modi

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