Ground Report | New Delhi: Top 10 Scandals in IPL History; The Indian Premier League is arguably the most famous T20 league in the world. However, it has always been more about controversies and less cricket. Since its beginning in 2008, there has been an abundance of commotion. While cricket is undoubtedly at the heart of the product, controversies intentionally or otherwise helped the IPL to raise its profile by leaps and bounds. There are actually many brawls that someone has lost (three/four brawls every season).
Top 10 Scandals in IPL History
- 10. Ravindra Jadeja banned for one season
Ravindra Jadeja, who is currently one of the country’s leading all-rounders in 2010, was forced into the IPL after trying to sign a new contract with another franchise (allegedly Mumbai Indians) without telling his team Rajasthan Royals. was banned from playing for which he played. In the first season.
- 9. Sri Lankan Players banned from playing in Chennai
A major controversy erupted last season when Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who is the PM’s post, refused to entertain Sri Lankan players in IPL matches to be played in Chennai. This severe step was taken in reaction to the issue of Sri Lankan Tamils who dominate Tamil politics. What was surprising, however, was that the all-powerful IPL Governing Council had to agree to the decision and a total of 13 Sri Lankan players, including stalwarts like Kumara Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, were not allowed to play in Chennai citing security concerns. .
- 8. Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell were spotted at “Rave Party”.
Two players of Pune Warriors, a now-defunct franchise, Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell were imprisoned in 2012 for allegedly consuming drugs at a rave party in Mumbai.
The cricketers, who were found along with several other famous personalities from the film and TV industry, were detained but were released after a drug test.
However, both players refuted the claims and pleaded innocence, saying “they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
In fact, Rahul Sharma bragged that he would quit cricket if the test results were positive. But despite the test results being positive for drug use, no disciplinary action was taken against Raul Sharma.
- 7. Luke Pomersbach molesting an American woman
The Australian middle-order batsman, who made his IPL debut for Kings XI Punjab, was touted as the next big star of the IPL. In IPL 5 in 2011, he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for $50,000 but made headlines, not for his off-the-field abilities but when he was arrested by the Delhi Police for molesting an American woman.
- 6. Kochi Franchise ousted by BCCI for breach of agreement
Kochi Tuskers Kerala was shown the door by the BCCI for breaching the terms of the agreement and for failing to provide a fresh bank guarantee for 2011.
Kochi Tuskers Kerala had a nasty start and an equally turbulent end in the IPL. After a controversial bid in the cash-rich T20 bonanza in which Union Cabinet Minister Shashi Tharoor resigned from his post, the Kochi team failed to move ahead. Finally, in September 2011, its contract was terminated by the BCCI for breaching the terms of the contract.
- 5. Sourav Ganguly shown the door from Kolkata Knight Riders
One of the most emotional controversies in the IPL was the ouster of Sourav Ganguly, who was the captain of the KKR team during the first three seasons, which angered Dada fans across India.
KKR’s owner and King of Bollywood – Shahrukh – was condemned for ousting Ganguly from the team. However, the former Indian skipper got a team in Pune Warriors for the fourth season, much to the delight of Dada fans.
- 4. Shah Rukh Khan’s big fight at Wankhede
It is now a famous fact that animosity and Shah Rukh Khan go hand in hand. The 2012 incident involved an altercation with security personnel at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. It is alleged that he abused the security personnel.
As a result, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) banned Shahrukh from entering the stadium’s premises for the next five years. The ban on the actor still remains in place despite various eminent political figures appealing for the lifting of the ban.
- 3. Sreesanth-Harbhajan slap gate
The third entry on our list is the notorious slap-gate involving Sreesanth and Harbhajan Singh in the first season of the IPL in 2008.
This incident, shown all over the world, has put not only the IPL but also the spirit of the game in the dock.
- 2. Lalit Modi sacked as IPl chairman
Lalit Modi, the former IPL chairman and founder of this cash-rich tournament, was sacked in 2010 after allegations of fraud and mismanagement of funds surfaced. The founders of IPL currently live in London.
- Spot Fixing controversy
In the previous edition Of IPL, game-fixing raised its terrible head again when Delhi Police caught three Indian players – Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, and Ankeet Chavan – were caught spot-fixing and later sent to jail. Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested after the investigation of Mumbai Police. Meiyappan is the son-in-law and alleged owner of CSK.
Some recent investigations by the Tamil Nadu Police also reveal that current Indian player Suresh Raina and skipper MS Dhoni have had links with bookies. Much more will come to the fore in the times to come.
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