Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sports overshawdoed by political war.

Hello people,

The IPL war is getting darker and darker as the issue is becoming a big political tussle and a power fight. Recent reports suggest Modi being on the verge of ouster as the support is flip-flopping both sides.
Presently Shashank Manohar- the BCCI president is in a meeting with Sharad Pawar in Delhi which includes Rajiv Shukla. It is said that Modi will be asked to resign by himself when he comes back from an IPL meeting in Dubai. If he does not do so, he will be forcibly removed by the AGM. This all happens even as the IPL governing council meet is expected to be held on April 26th.

There is news of Sharad Pawar’s kin being involved with the shares of some teams in the IPL, though Pawar’s daughter SUpriya Sule has completely denied the news. Lalit Modi is said to be involved in the betting lobby and is said to bet through associates. Obviously Modi has denied this.
This power struggle, which the congress probably started in order to fire 2 birds using one arrow that is –Lalit and Narendra Modi, has already backfired on them. So they are desperately wanting to oust Modi and fierce political battle which involves the whole I-T department dissembling show, is going on and is more interesting than the IPL itself.

There are reports coming in also saying Modi will step down after the IPL finals. The congress has set almost all the departments on the trail of Modi and he is feeling the heat. Meanwhile Preety Zintas Kings11 was sent notices by the I-T department asking them to reveal all the dealings and also to pay a tax of Rs 5 crores. Vijay Mallya confirmed yesterday that his team received notices asking them to submit their tender documents and the revenue sources and the accounts by yesterday evening 1700 itself. Mallya said he has done that. The Kochi franchisee is also under the scanner of the I-T department.
Yesterday many MPs of the opposition demanded that the IPL be banned as it is a huge market of black money and there is a huge sleaze happening. They demanded that cricket be nationalized and BCCI be shut down. The BCCI and the franchisee owners have rubbished these suggestions.
More irregularities have come in as Adani groups and Videocon’s bidding papers have gone missing. The IPL said that the papers were returned to the groups as they lost the auction. This comes in wake of irregularities and factions were said to be formed at the IPL auction. In Parliament on Monday, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had announced that the crores poured into the billion-dollar league are being investigated, one team at a time."The concerned department has already started investigation process (into the IPL episode). All aspects including sources of funding and routes through which the funds arrived would be looked into. Appropriate action as per law would be taken. No guilty or wrong-doer will be spared," Mukherjee said on Monday, after the Opposition said the IPL was a mess of "gambling and betting."


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