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IPL unforgettable controversies

One things must have been consistent from the beginning of IPL since 2008 it is ipl controversies associated with it. It is inseparable kind of relationship in controversies and IPL T20. People still remember.Some of the main controversies even after starting 12 year back and many players came and retired also.

Let us review some of the very popular at time and refresh our memories before start of the IPL 2020 and get ready to engaged fully in IPL 2020 and enjoy the IPL 2020 while working from home.


2008   Sreesanth got Slapped by Harbhajan

On 25 April 2008 Sreesanth was slapped by Harbhajan Singh.This was one of the major controversy in starting year of IPL. How we can forget this incident.

After really bad set back to Indian Cricket team in World Cup new team was formed in 2007 with MSD as captain and we all know what they have done being a dark horse in first ever T20 World Cup  being played and Team India have almost no experience in T20 compared to New Zealand and Australia.

Match was being played in Mohali between Kings XI Punjab and  Mumbai Indians .Kings X1 Punjab have won the match by 66 runs. Sreesanth the Punjab XI bowler Sreesanth appeared on the TV screen during prize distribution.

It was nightmare and matter went to court and harsh decisions has been taken by court and necessary steps have been taken by BCCI to have proper code and conduct for the IPL to make it colorful and keep growing


2009 IPL 2009 Conducted Abroad

Due to General elections scheduled in 2009 and Indian Government have refused to provide necessary arrangement for smooth conduct of IPL BCCI decided to take IPL abroad keeping in view of IPL franchise investment security.

BCCI made a big decision to conduct IPL 2009 in South Africa.  IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi Controversy .

IPL viewership remains intact but IPL Commissioner Mr. Lalit Modi got involved in controversies with charges of hacking in foreign currency. IT Department raided Lalit Modi’s office for the same however he denied allegations.

Matter stayed longer Enforcement Directorate came into issue picture and issued Red Corner Notice against Lalit Modi. Lalit Modi files case in court and BCCI also isolated himself from Lalit Modi .

He migrated himself to England. Matter is still not resolved and we have seen this is raised in Parliament many times.Another few years if IPL conduct were smooth when Mr. Sunil Gavaskar got the charge for IPL. 

2012 Shahrukh got exposed 

Fifth Version of IPL 2012 where new team included in IPL 2012 Kochi Tusker based out of Kerala. Sting Operation ghost by  a TV channel five players caught engaged in spot fixing. 

Till now IPL have came a long and became a big brand and BCCI have to restore IPL brand image so BCCI immediately suspended Shalabh Srivastava, TP Sudhendra, Abhinav Bali, Mohnish Mishra and Amit Yadav from the IPL as BCCI image was on shake.

KKR have became champions for the first time in history of IPL  team owner Mr. Shahrukh Khan a famous bollywood actor reached to the pitch with children and confronted with the ground staff. Due to which Shahrukh Khan’s entry into the stadium was blocked for many years.

When IPL image got completely vanished  

IPL image got vanished. There was too much bug around entire country and people got totally distracted with kind of cheating feel with all viewers. Deccan Chargers was suspended & and new team Sun Risers Hyderabad entered.


Before IPL starts Delhi Police arrested Sreesanth, Ankit Chavan & Ajit Chandela from RR on charges of alleged spot-fixing.

January 22, 2015 betting dispute, BCCI President N Srinivasan’s son-in-law & CSK team principal Gurunath Meiyappan and RR co-owner Raj Kundra were charged with spot-fixing and match-related information in the Supreme Court.  Supreme Court ordered Mr. N.Srinivasan had to leave the post of BCCI President.

General Election in India and Indian Government deniel to provide security arrangements matches were played in  UAE and later in to Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai.

Mr. Sunil Gavaskar Ex Captain was made interim president to avoid all the controversies in IPL 6.

Supreme court found BCCI President N Srinivasan guilty for  ignoring cases of upsets in IPL. KKR became champions by defeating Kings XI Punjab in the final.


2 Year ban for CSK & RR

Supreme Court panel recommended a two year ban on CSK & RR  while making a critical decision on the basis of Mudgal Committee report.Meiyappan & Raj Kundra were banned for life.

2016 Inclusion of 2 New Teams

2016 9th Version of IPL two new teams Gujarat Lions and Pune Supergiant were introduced to fill the gap due to suspension of CSK & RR for proper conduction of IPL.

Sun Risers Hyderabad came out as champion by defeating unlucky RCB. IPL credibility restored up to decent level due to Supreme court intervention and controlling the things in IPL.

2017 10th Version of IPL went smooth without any big controversy and won by MI defeating Pune Super Giants in the finals.2018 Return of CSK & RR 11th Version of IPL 2018, CSK & RR completed their two year ban and returns back to IPL.MSD lead CSK he almost made CSK champion with one man army kind of leadership . 

2019 MI Emerged 4th Time Winner & Current IPL Champion 

2019 12th version of IPL 2019 was for MI who defeated CSK in heart breaking final contest and veteran Malinga shines. This was MI fourth victory in IPL championship. IPL schedule have been already released. You can see IPL 2020 schedule which is also happening in Dubai this year due to unprecedented situation due to pandemic. 



2020 13th version is fully set in Dubai. Use schedule to pick your favorite teams schedule and enjoy the fever of IPL while suffering too much restriction one major relief in such condition.

Cricketer going to Dubai wearing PPE kit for IPL 2020.There were many cases reported while teams already arrived.Suresh Raina already left the tournament who has been always instrumental for CSK. He have already declared retirement from Indian Cricket Team after MSD declared his retirement.

There is no greed anymore for MSD so we are expecting him to express himself in IPL 2020 as we never know it may be his last IPL as we have seen him always played under bundle of pressure.

Best of luck for all the teams and players to be safe and provide really good entertainment to your viewers and make this even a mega even without any new controversy as we are already dealing with never seen endless pandemic.

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