The Indian Premier League is one of the most well-known T20 competitions in the world. However, it has always been about debate rather than cricket. Since the company’s inception in 2008, there has been a lot of uproar. While cricket is definitely at the heart of the product, problems have undoubtedly benefited the IPL in increasing its awareness by leaps and bounds, whether purposefully or unconsciously. In fact, there are so many conflicts that it’s difficult to keep up (three to four scandals every season). As a result, Sportzwiki has prepared a list of the top ten IPL controversies throughout the last six seasons of the T20 event.
Controversy about spot-fixing
Sport fixing resurfaced in the most recent season of the IPL when Delhi Police arrested three Indian players – Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, and Ankeet Chavan – for spot fixing and were later sentenced. Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested after Mumbai Police conducted an investigation. Meiyappan is CSK’s putative owner and son-in-law.
Current Indian stars Suresh Raina and skipper MS Dhoni are also suspected of having ties with bookmakers, according to recent Tamil Nadu police investigations. In due order, much more will be revealed.
Harbhajan-Sreesanth slap game
Sreesanth and Harbhajan Singh’s notorious slap-gate in the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008.
This incident, which has been broadcast across the world, not only brings the IPL into disrepute, but also the spirit of the game.
Kolkata Knight Riders shown Saurav Ganguly the door
The firing of Sourav Ganguly, who led the KKR squad for the first three seasons, angered dada supporters across India, and was one of the most emotionally charged incidents in the IPL.
Shah Rukh Khan, the owner of KKR and Bollywood’s king, was chastised for dismissing Ganguly from the squad. But, much to the surprise of Dada fans, the former Indian captain did find a team in Pune Warriors for the fourth season.
At the “Rave Party,” Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell were apprehended
Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell, two players from the now-defunct Pune Warriors, were arrested in 2012 for allegedly ingesting narcotics during a rave party in Mumbai.
The cricketers, who were discovered among numerous other well-known figures from the film and television industries, were imprisoned but later released after passing narcotics tests.
Both players, on the other hand, disputed the allegations and claimed innocence, claiming that “they were at the wrong place at the wrong time.”
In fact, Rahul Sharma boasted that if the test results were positive, he would retire from cricket. Despite the fact that the test findings indicated that Rahul Sharma had used drugs, no disciplinary action was taken against him.