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The IPL saga

Much has been said on Lalit Modi and his alleged shenanigans. Trial by media convinced many of his mea-culpa.

It is astonishing that the powers slept for three years and woke up only when the moneys involved appeard sufficiently attractive to invite political meddling.

Much of the allegations do not cut ice and the effort smacks of sheer opportunism.

Let us not forget that IPL is a rare Indian idea that's a "runaway success". The white man is shouting "sour grapes".

Holding the second edition in South Africa was a master stroke and created goodwill that a hundred years of staid diplomacy would'nt. All this when the GOI would not assure adequate security.

We have succeeded, once again, in scuttling a brilliant effort at revolutionising sports in India. Would it be a blessing in disguise if LM now takes up hockey or football.

Is there something else beyond the obvious?

6 comments:

BK Chowla, said...

I have said this before in my blog post, The IPLbids were announced the world over-the bids were in India-the bids were in $-the winner paid in $-what were RBI-CBI-IB-RAW-POLICE-INTELLIGENCE-CLB-CBDT doing for three years?
The game and the people behind all this are real big ones.

Mavin said...

A small correction.

The bidding figures were denominated in $ so that international bidders have a standard to follow. Indian bidders have paid in Indian Rupees.

Reliance bid and got Mumbai Indians...The value was Rs. 415 crs. Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers and Delhi Daredevils were also large Indian industrial / media groups.

To say this is foreign slush money is not correct. There have been minority stakes with a few foreign investors. Anyway, the GOI did allow FDI in Sports.

Yes, foreign players will be played in foreign exchange but that is valid under RBI rules.

There is more smoke than fire and adequate care was taken not to flout rules....I am sure they will not be able to prove anything.

R. Ramesh said...

bkc sir,,now that i know u can make yummy idlis, am taking a bus n reaching there..be ready...hey boss where r u running away????

R. Ramesh said...

thanks boss:)

R. Ramesh said...

dropped in to say hi:)bkc sir

R. Ramesh said...

thanks bkc sir

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