Connect with us

Feature

Takes look at major IPL controversies that have rocked league from 2012-2015

Published

on

Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news

New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the perfect mix of cricket and entertainment. While fans get to witness their favourite stars in action, the league also provides the ultimate platform for youngsters to impress the national selectors. These apart, there has been one more constant with the cash-rich league — its controversies.

 

Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news

 

Be it the “Slap Gate” in the opening season or “Spot-fixing fiasco” in 2013, there has not been a year which has not been marred by controversies, since its inception.

In this part, India’s leading international standard news agency takes a look at the major episodes that have rocked the league from 2012 to 2015:

Year 2012: SRK gets banned from Wankhede

Involved in an altercation with the security guards at the Wankhede Stadium after a game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians, KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan was banned by the Mumbai Cricket Association for five years and denied entry into the stadium.

 

Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news

 

While officials said that SRK had abused some of the guards and officials, the superstar had refuted saying he had only tried to protect his family who had gone to watch the game.

Year 2012: Luke Pomersbach arrested over molestation charge

 

Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news

 

The Australian player was arrested after a US woman filed a case of molestation against the Royal Challengers Bangalore player. He was suspended pending enquiry by the franchise. But the woman who had also blamed him of beating up her fiance, withdrew the case and the player was let off.

 

Here is complete list of IPL controversies that creates sensation from 2012 till 2015:

 

Year 2013: Spot-fixing fiasco rocks league

This year will always be remembered for the arrest of S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan by the Delhi Police for their involvement in fixing matches. CSK team principle Gurunath Meiyappan was also suspected of being involved in betting and former BCCI president had to step aside for his son-in-law’s (Meiyappan) role in the whole fiasco.

 

Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news

 

The face of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) changed forever with this as the Mudgal panel did the initial investigation and handed over its report to the Supreme Court.

The apex court then appointed the Lodha panel to look into the situation and propose necessary changes. Six years on, the BCCI is still looking to emerge from what has been the darkest phase in its history.

Year 2014: Preity Zinta-Ness Wadia fight

The news of their official split had come in 2013 when the actress said that they were just friends and partners in the Kings XI Punjab team. But things went from cordial to ugly in 2014 when during a game at the Wankhede Stadium Wadia allegedly threatened her with dire consequences and also abused her in front of others.

 

Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news

 

Preity filed a complaint as soon as the IPL got over that season. Wadia though had claimed that the allegation were baseless.

Year 2015: Kohli breaks BCCI guideline

 

Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news

 

It was a game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru when a rain break saw Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh engaging in a conversation with Kohli’s future wife actress Anushka Sharma as the latter had come to watch the game. As per the anti-corruption rules of the Indian cricket board, players aren’t allowed to speak to outsiders during a game. He was let off with a verbal warning.

 

  • Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news

    The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the perfect mix of cricket and entertainment. While fans get to witness their favourite stars in action, the league also provides the ultimate platform for youngsters to impress the national selectors. These apart, there has been one more constant with the cash-rich league -- its controversies.

  • Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news

    Be it the "Slap Gate" in the opening season or "Spot-fixing fiasco" in 2013, there has not been a year which has not been marred by controversies, since its inception. In this part, India's leading international standard news agency takes a look at the major episodes that have rocked the league from 2012 to 2015:

  • Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news

    Year 2012: SRK gets banned from Wankhede: Involved in an altercation with the security guards at the Wankhede Stadium after a game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians, KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan was banned by the Mumbai Cricket Association for five years and denied entry into the stadium. While officials said that SRK had abused some of the guards and officials, the superstar had refuted saying he had only tried to protect his family who had gone to watch the game.

  • Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news

    Year 2012: Luke Pomersbach arrested over molestation charge: The Australian player was arrested after a US woman filed a case of molestation against the Royal Challengers Bangalore player. He was suspended pending enquiry by the franchise. But the woman who had also blamed him of beating up her fiance, withdrew the case and the player was let off.

  • Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news

    Year 2013: Spot-fixing fiasco rocks league. This year will always be remembered for the arrest of S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan by the Delhi Police for their involvement in fixing matches. CSK team principle Gurunath Meiyappan was also suspected of being involved in betting and former BCCI president had to step aside for his son-in-law's (Meiyappan) role in the whole fiasco. The face of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) changed forever with this as the Mudgal panel did the initial investigation and handed over its report to the Supreme Court. The apex court then appointed the Lodha panel to look into the situation and propose necessary changes. Six years on, the BCCI is still looking to emerge from what has been the darkest phase in its history.

  • Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news

    Year 2014: Preity Zinta-Ness Wadia fight. The news of their official split had come in 2013 when the actress said that they were just friends and partners in the Kings XI Punjab team. But things went from cordial to ugly in 2014 when during a game at the Wankhede Stadium Wadia allegedly threatened her with dire consequences and also abused her in front of others. Preity filed a complaint as soon as the IPL got over that season. Wadia though had claimed that the allegation were baseless.

  • Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news

    Year 2015: Kohli breaks BCCI guideline. It was a game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru when a rain break saw Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh engaging in a conversation with Kohli's future wife actress Anushka Sharma as the latter had come to watch the game. As per the anti-corruption rules of the Indian cricket board, players aren't allowed to speak to outsiders during a game. He was let off with a verbal warning.

  • Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news
  • Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news
  • Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news
  • Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news
  • Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news
  • Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news
  • Indian Premier League, PIL, IPL tournament, IPL controversies, IPL matches, IPL fixture, IPL games, IPL fixing, IPL schedule, Spot-fixing fiasco, Cricket news, Sports news

Feature

Arvind Kejriwal ropes in Prashant Kishor for image makeover

Published

on

By

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has inked a deal with Indian Political Action Committee (IPAC) for image makeover, the party chief Arvind Kejriwal announced on Saturday.

The AAP had secured 67 out of 70 assembly seats in Delhi in the last assembly elections in 2014. The date of assembly election in Delhi is to be announced soon as the poll needs to be completed by February 14, 2020.

Political strategist and currently an influential leader of the Janata Dal (United), Prashant Kishor runs advocacy group IPAC.

The advocacy group also declared on Saturday they have inked a deal with Kejriwal’s party.

On social media platforms, Kejriwal said: “Happy to share that IPAC is coming on-board with us. Welcome aboard!”

The advocacy group also said: “After Punjab results, we acknowledged you as the toughest opponent that we have ever faced. Happy to join forces now with Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party.”

Kishore worked with the Congress in 2017 for Punjab and Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. His wrote a successful story in Punjab in helping the Congress come back to power after two successive electoral losses.

Currently, Kishor is national vice-president of the JD(U) led by Nitish Kumar. JD(U) is an ally of the BJP at Centre as well in Bihar.

Continue Reading

Trending