17/03/2009

IPL stuck in a mire

The 2nd edition of IPL appears to be stillborn. Granted, the terrorist attacks and the announcement of the Lok Sabha polls were unexpected. Nonetheless, Lalit Modi is responsible for miring the IPL into needless controversies.

Take the current imbroglio about the schedule. Instead of trying to pressurize the Home Ministry by announcing the dates, it would have been better if IPL had discussed with them beforehand.

The same browbeating technique Modi used against Sony has made their official broadcasters to take them to court.

Both these issues have caused uncertainty over the very conduct of the DLF Twenty20 tournament. Lalit Modi by letting his ego get the better of him is in danger of destroying all he has built. At the end of the day, the franchisee owners are going to take the brunt of his impulsive actions.

An ordinary cricket fan observing these controversies is justified if he wonders whether the second edition of IPL will ever take place and if it does, will it broadcasted.


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3 Comments:

Blogger Soulberry said...

Yes, Modi might have sandpapered delicate sensibilities.

17/03/2009, 19:34  
Blogger lviss said...

THE IPL 2 WILL NOT TAKE OFF SMOOTHLY THE NUMBER OF MATCHES WILL BE CURTAILED.

17/03/2009, 19:54  
Anonymous rs said...

I thought the whole schedule business was handled poorly. I have been out of touch with much of this, I wonder how much of the marketing like "knights and angels" etc. are working.

18/03/2009, 14:16  

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