'AVIYAL' Cricket of India IPL- A gamblers' Paradise
Kerry Packer ,was responsible for introducing Commercial cricket as early as in 1970, in the form of World Series
Cricket ( WSC) which gained fascinating momentum in Australia converting cricket into a festival with tremendous
Popularity among people.This also paved way for the birth of One Day cricket.
Famous Australian cricketers were more prominent in WSC than other cricket playing Nations those days.
Until now for the last eight years India also staged an " AVIYAL" Cricket called Indian Premium league( I.P.L).
There is reason behind my calling it AVIYAL cricket.in Kerala there is one popular and tasty Vegetarian Dish
Called AVIYAL which is a mixed form of left over vegetables but very tasty and popular.IPL is also very popular and
Tasty among cricket fans in India. besides,just like mixed Vegetables,the players sponsored by Fanchises are also
of mixed variety from all over the World.
THE IPL CRICKET IN INDIA:
The IPL Cricket commenced in India in 2008.Lalith Modi was instrumental in launching the Indian Premier League(
I.P.L) based on Twenty20 Cricket.Under the leadership of Lalith Modi ,who belongs to a business family,the IPL grew
into World's biggest Sports league worth over 4 Billion american Dollars.The Commercial success of the League
lead Modi to associate with his family and it later on developed into a family affairs securing high profit from
Suresh Chellaram ,the brother-in- law of Lalith Modi had a majority of Share in the Rajasthan Royal Franchise.His
Step- Daughter Karima's Husband Gaurav Burman was a stakeholder in Global Cricket Venture which won the digital
,mobile and Internet rights of IPL.similarly,Gaurav's brother Mohit Burman was a stakeholder of Kings X1 Punjab.One
of the Owners of the Kolkatta Knight Riders ,Jay Mehta is said to be the childhood friend of Lalith Modi.
Thus ,it is said that Rajasthan Royal,King's X1 Punjab and Kolkatta Knight Riders were the cheapest Franchises of
IPL and this is said to have lead to the speculation that Lalith Modi had passed on insider information to the
Lalith Modi had tremendous influence in the Rajastan politics as well as Rajastan Cricket.gradually he is said to
have interfered with the Kerala Tuskers Franchise also .This also resulted in the resignation of Shashi Tarur who
was a state minister in the central cabinet.Lalith Modi's activities with IPL continued through to what the Media
celebrated as " Modi Gate" and finallyLalith Modi was ousted from BCCI and Rajastan cricket Association.
The Enforcement Directorate is in the process of serving final Penalty Notice in 16 alleged Forex Violations
Involving an estimated RS.1,700 Crores On Lalith Modi for alleged Irregularities in the various editions of iPL
He is in Exile at London for the time being and has not been convicted in any case.
In India ,in the IPL series, 8 teams were taking part in the popular Hangama of Cricket.Eight Editions of the
Cricket Festival was held until now with Cheergirls promoting & contributing to the entertainment part of the
Of late ,however,the much celebrated Cricket League had such a Disaster ,a fatal fall from which it is doubtful
Whether it could recover and Stage yet another season of the festival, the 9th Edition.
A Panel appointed by the Supreme court has suspended two top teams of the super league called Chennai Super Kings
and Rajastan Royals on finding them guilty of Betting and Match fixing probe conducted by the Panel.
The IPL is the richest of the World's Twenty20 Cricket League.Astronomical amounts of money in many many Crores of
rupees were being spread over this event in regard to auction of Players .The Sponsors mainly depend upon for their
commercial profit on advertisements from the game and share of proceeds from TV Broadcast.
Perhaps,this not being sufficient to manage the event without additional income ,the Sponsors seemed indulging in
Betting and Fixing of the matches.
This is being resulted in the very sanctity and good name of cricket.
The Chennai Super Kings(CSK) is being captained by Mr.M.s.DHONI the most successful Captain of India and the
Rajastan Royals by Steeve Smith of Australia.The Captains are Great people in all respects and can not be imagined
to have indulged in the dirty process of Betting.
The Two people,Gurunath Meyyappan( owner of CSK) and Raj Kundra ( co- Owner of Rajasthan Royals) were banned for
life in taking part in cricket events in India on account of betting and earning Illegal money.
When the sponsors themselves indulge in illegal patterns& practices,one can imagine the damage caused to the
quality ,purity& Priority of the game.
After being arrested for suspected involvement in the illegal matters of the game,s/Shri Shanthakumaran
Sreesanth,his colleague in Rajasthan Royal Ankeet Chavan Were banned for life by Board of Controlof Cricket in
India( BCCI).Their fate relating to cricket carrier still hangs in Balance awaiting Apex court verdict.
Betting and Match fixing are not new phenomenons in cricket.From Late Hanse Cronjea of SA many foreigners and
Indians were banned for match fixing/ Spot fixing.
Still cricket went ahead.
Now it has come to a stage that the IPL sponsors themselves involved in it and allowed players to have late night
parties involving wine and women.Still cricket went ahead as if nothing has happened.
In fact,cricket has become just like a commercial BusinessHouse running with profit that can not be
Cricket fans and public have started rethinking about the clean state of affairs of cricket instead of deviating
from the Genuine pure cricket of yesteryears.
Of late with introduction of IPL,It has become more or less like a Gamblers' game.
It is time now to think about banning cricket leagues like IPL to save the interest of the Glorious Game of
Once this is banned in India other nations where similar leagues are being staged would follow suit.
Thus there is still hope for cricket to regain it's old Glory.Let us hope and wait for clean cricket in India and
international level playing with Patriotism for the nation and not for personal Gains.
23rd July 2015