On April 5, I had a post “Controversial IPL- Welcome Back.” As if to prove me right, a few days ago a huge row erupted about possible spot fixing/match fixing incidents involving three players of the Rajasthan Royals. These include an Indian Test cricketer, the mercurial S. Sreesanth who made a big name for himself in Kerala. Delhi Police paraded enough preliminary evidence to prove there could be a lot of muck around this extravaganza called the “Indian Premier League.”
Cricket fans in India are in the dumps. India, supposedly one of the hot contendors to win the ICC Twenty20 World Championship were eliminated without entering the semi-finals. Today even as we watch the finals between two teams -Sri Lanka and Pakistan-who deserved to be there more than the Indians did, we can’t help asking ourselves: What went wrong?