The IPL has seen its fair share of controversy, from infamous fights to spot-fixing accusations.Because it is the world’s largest cricket franchise league, the IPL has always been in the spotlight, even when it has been shrouded in humiliation and loathing. We’ve compiled a list of the biggest IPL squabbles.
The IPL’s ‘Spot Fixing Scandal’
The IPL’s ‘Spot Fixing Scandal’ rocked the foundations of cricket in India and had far-reaching consequences for the sport. Gurunath Meiyappan, the owner of CSK and the son-in-law of BCCI chairman N Srinivasan, was also found to be in contact with bookies. As a result, the RM Lodha Committee punished the owners of the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, thus excluding both teams from participating in the IPL for the next two seasons. Three Indian players, S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, and Ankeet Chavan, were charged with spot-fixing and arrested as a result. Despite the fact that all three players were declared not guilty by the Patiala House Courts, Ajit Chandila was banned from all forms of cricket by the BCCI in 2016.
The ‘Rave Party’ incident
Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell, two former Pune Warriors India players, were caught in a bit of a pickle in the IPL 2012, to say the least. Following a raid, Mumbai Police discovered the two at a ‘rave party,’ and they were arrested alongside 90 other individuals, including several Bollywood figures and celebrities. Despite continuous denials from both players, who claimed they were just “in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Mumbai Police revealed that both Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell had tested positive for recreational drug consumption.
The slapgate controversy
The first season of the IPL drew a lot of attention from cricket fans all over the world. Moments like the’slapgate’ debacle, on the other hand, garnered even more attention to the league.Harbhajan Singh slapped Sreesanth during a match between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians, causing the Indian pace bowler to cry in front of the cameras. Replays of the incident dominated news coverage across media outlets, although the incident’s exact cause is still unknown.