Campaign India Team
Apr 21, 2010

Has controversy overshadowed cricket in IPL-3?

Even as one types this, the ticker on NDTV states that Lalit Modi will not resign. This, after what has been a dramatic day of speculation surrounding the exit of the top boss of the billion dollar cricketing franchise that is the Indian Premier League. Modi's last appearance on camera saw him cool and confident as always, even as news channels relayed visuals ad nauseum of BCCI officials, politicians baying for his blood.

Has controversy overshadowed cricket in IPL-3?

Even as one types this, the ticker on NDTV states that Lalit Modi will not resign. This, after what has been a dramatic day of speculation surrounding the exit of the top boss of the billion dollar cricketing franchise that is the Indian Premier League. Modi's last appearance on camera saw him cool and confident as always, even as news channels relayed visuals ad nauseum of BCCI officials, politicians baying for his blood.

Thankfully, on field, the IPL matches continue, the cheerleaders continue their dance, the crowds continue to pour in and the television viewership continues to be steady.

However, for this season of the Indian Premier League, in terms of pure buzz, has the action off-the-field made more headlines than that on-field? Right from Shashi Tharoor's alleged involvement, to the disclosure of Kochi's IPL team investors, to allegations against Lalit Modi - is it an IPL we shall remember for all the wrong reasons? Controversy over cricket?

Share your thoughts.

(Pictured above: A screenshot of www.iplt20.com, the official IPL website which yesterday displayed a 'server not found' status.)

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