Some cheers, many heartbreaks: Tweeple's reaction on IPL verdict

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 14, 2015 15:59 IST
Former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team official Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra have been suspended for life from any cricketing activity. (HT photo)

The Indian Premier League has finally seen some cleaning! Since the cricketing extravaganza started in 2008, the league had been criticised for commercialising cricket, after-match parties and escalating the glamour quotient of a gentleman's game.

In 2013, Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings came under the radar for corruption charges, betting and spot-fixing, angering millions of cricket fanatics. The Supreme Court set up a committee under Justice RM Lodha which questioned top IPL board officials, bureaucrats, players, team owners and their partners.

On Tuesday, when Lodha announced the verdict, the tables were turned. Chennai Cuper Kings' Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals' co-owner Raj Kundra were slapped with lifetime suspensions from cricketing activities after they were found guilty of betting and match-fixing.

For cricket fans, more heartbreaking was the two-year ban imposed on Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals which have won the title thrice and twice, respectively.

They vented their reactions on Twitter, contemplating on the future of players, teams and the Indian Premier League.


Clearly, the reactions are mixed: some are happy for the cleansing, while many were sad as they will miss their favorite teams in action. But the verdict is seen as a landmark in reinstating the dignity of cricket in India. At the end, it's all about the game!

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