IPL Controversies

  • I didn't know it was a 'rave' party: Shilpa Sakhlani May 21, 2012

    Television actor Shilpa Sakhlani who was present at the party last night claimed innocence, saying she didn't know it was a 'rave' party. ...
  • Gilchrist stunned with axing of IPL teams October 11, 2010

    Former Australian wicket keeper Adam Gilchrist said that he was as shocked as anyone with the axing of Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab from IPL. ...
  • India@9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 26, 2010

    Get the day's top stories with CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • City Corporation MD defends his IPL dreams June 8, 2010

    City Corporation MD Aniruddha Deshpande has been claiming that he bid for the Pune team as an individual and not as the chief of any company. But documents with CNN-IBN show that he made the bid in the name of City Corporation. Fresh documents with CNN-IBN show that right till the...
  • Modi's 10,000 page reply to BCCI's notice May 16, 2010

    The suspended IPL chief was replying to BCCI's 35 page charge-sheet against him. ...
  • Is BCCI's evidence against Modi enough? May 12, 2010

    The email accessed by CNN-IBN, between BCCI and Lalit Modi reveals that the charges filed by the board are based on TV news reports. On India at 9, CNN-IBN spoke to Ayaz Memon, Senior Cricket Journalist and Sanjay Jha, Founder, cricketnext.com on the issue. ...
  • Suspended IPL chief Modi remains defiant May 8, 2010

    Back Home after a bit of a lull, suspended IPL chief Lalit Modi is back in action. A day after he was served a second show cause notice by the BCCI for allegedly trying to set up a rebel IPL league in the UK, he told CNN-IBN that he was...
  • IPL is nothing more than tamasha: Bedi June 14, 2010

    In this week's episode of Devil's Advocate, Karan Thapar talks to former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi, one of the few Indian cricketing icons not affected by allegations sleaze and incompetence, and tries to find out how damaged is the Indian cricket and how damaged is the BCCI by the...
  • TWTW: Cyrus on IPL controversy May 2, 2010

    Lalit Modi was suspended by the BCCI for his alleged role in financial irregularities last week. ...
  • Vengsarkar slams IPL governing council April 28, 2010

    New Delhi: Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar has slammed the governing council for being blind to the workings of the management led by Lalit Modi. ...
  • Was Lalit Modi good for Indian cricket? April 27, 2010

    It's a story which could be a best selling thriller called "The Rise and Fall of a Cricketing Adventurer". Lalit Modi came from nowhere, created an extremely successful cricket tournament that dazzled India and the world and then almost as quickly as he rose, he fell. Now he is...
  • Modi falls, but IPL mess continues April 26, 2010

    While the IPL twenty20 cricket tournament is over, the controversy surrounding its suspended chairman Lalit Modi, the ongoing income tax "surveys" and the alleged financial irregularities in the league continue to hog the lime lights. Even though Modi has been suspended from the post of IPL chairman, he is unlikely to...
  • BCCI issues chargesheet against Modi April 26, 2010

    For the first time the BCCI chief made public the chargesheet against Lalit Modi. It includes charges from financial impropriety to behavioural problems. ...
  • I don't fear I-T probe: Shilpa Shetty April 26, 2010

    New Delhi: Indian Premiere League (IPL) team, The Rajasthan Royals, are definitely under the scanner not just of the BCCI probe but also the I-T department. Brand Ambassador of the team Shilpa Shetty says the team has nothing to fear and the stake was bought after due diligence. She was...
  • BCCI sacks Modi, appoints new IPL head April 26, 2010

    A day after the fantastic IPL-3 final on the field, the man who's out off the field is Lalit Modi. The BCCI on Monday appointed a relatively unknown and low profile cricket chief of Baroda - Chirayu Amin as the interim IPL chief. The board also made out its case...
  • Harsha Bhogle on IPL controversy April 26, 2010

    Harsha Bhogle spoke to CNN-IBN and gave his perspective to the IPL controversy. ...
  • Modi unfairly targeted: KKR co-owner April 27, 2010

    Jay Mehta, co-owner, Kolkata Knight Riders backed IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi. Mehta tells CNN-IBN that Lalit Modi is being unfairly targeted and has been made the "fall guy." “We cant say he’s guilty…these are all allegations. Nothing is proven. I believe there is an amicable way of working and it’ll be...
  • UPA trying to fix Lalit Modi, Sharad Pawar? April 24, 2010

    The 11-page report of the Income Tax department contains one paragraph titled 'Betting Racket', mentions name of a person described as a 'Page 3' personality from Delhi. But who is carrying out the 'betting operation'? There are no details on how, where and when this 'match-fixing' took place. The report...
  • It's Modi vs Tharoor on Twitter world April 24, 2010

    It's Modi vsTharoor not just in real life but also on internet. Both avid twitterers have a large base of twitter followers who are exploiting the platform to show their support. ...
  • IPL CEO meets I-T men, submits documents April 23, 2010

    New Delhi: The ignominy of having to face another round of questioning was avoided for the IPL men as CEO Sundar Raman met the I-T officials along with the necessary documents in Mumbai on Friday. But all was not well for the BCCI as its former president A C Muthiah...
  • IPL controversy: Fans don't give a damn April 23, 2010

    Even as the controversy takes a new turn every day- are the fans turning away from IPL? ...
  • Has brand IPL taken a beating? April 22, 2010

    Harish Salve, Suhel Seth and Pradeep Magazine join the debate on CNN-IBN on Thursday. ...
  • Pataudi says clean up IPL, probe funding June 14, 2010

    New Delhi: IPL Governing Council member Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi admits the panel failed in checking IPL mess, calls for an investigation and a clean-up of the Twenty20 body in a CNN-IBN exclusive interview with Karan Thapar on Devil’s Advocate. Pataudi also spoke at length about the role of Lalit...
  • Satyam to IPL: lack of corporate governance April 24, 2010

    Does the IPL controversy show that in India, big money is always sleazy money. Do politicians always introduce opacity into big money transactions. Income Tax (I-T) officials conducted raids on IPL teams, specifically on Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad, Kings X1 punjab was also sent a tax notice. IPL chairman Lalit...
  • Should there be a total cleanup of BCCI? April 21, 2010

    Kirti Azad, Former Cricketer and Member, BJP, Shishir Hattangadi, Former manager for Mumbai Indians and Sandeep Bamzai COO, Sportzpower.com join the debate on CNN-IBN over IPL controversy and the role of BCCI. ...
  • Is IPL the Indian Political League? April 21, 2010

    Jayanti Natarajan (MP and Spokesperson, Congress), Chandan Mitra (Member, BJP/Editor-In-Chief, The Pioneer), Sanjay Jha (Cricket Columnist) join the debate on CNN-IBN. ...
  • Modi stands alone as IPL controversy grows April 21, 2010

    New Delhi: Apart from the financial investigations, Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi's political stock is also sliding downwards. Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, supposed to be Modi's protector, now seems to have abandoned him. But Modi is still smiling to perhaps show that he may be down, but he is...
  • Is BCCI playing a political game? April 20, 2010

    Jayanti Natarajan (MP and Spokesperson, Congress), Chandan Mitra (Member, BJP/Editor-In-Chief, The Pioneer), Sanjay Jha (Cricket Columnist) join the debate on CNN-IBN. ...
  • Mallya gives thumbs up to Modi April 20, 2010

    Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya has come to the defence of under-fire IPL chief Lalit Modi saying that he had done a very good job at running the League. Mallya also rubbished reports that the successful bid had upset the older franchisees. ...
  • Is Shashi Tharoor a soft target? April 20, 2010

    IPL commissioner Lalit Modi could be the next to go as the BCCI asks him to step down. The government says all IPL's financial deals will be probed. Now the Congress may have sacked Tharoor but does it have the stomach to nail all those whose names are linked to...