Lalit Modi and his psychedelic creation called the IPL is still lurking menacingly in the shadows. After having caused a grievous blow to Indian cricket, it is now being revealed that Modi had even greater plans, which would have given him and his corporate masters control of world cricket as well, says Pradeep Magzine.
After the devastating knock IPL has suffered it needs not just a new face but a new body. The need of the hour is to restore confidence. But can that happen without a clean sweep of the old and the introduction of carefully chosen new men? Karan Thapar writes.
The unfortunate truth is that we all tend to react in extremes and rarely weigh all the pros and cons before either condemning or praising anything. Till a month back, IPL was India’s pride and Modi god. Today, the product is completely tainted and Modi is being vilified as a monster who can do nothing right, writes Pradeep Magazine
What does Shashi Tharoor’s exit signify? The Indian political system’s inability to accept modern talent or the inability of the talented to navigate the rough and tumble of real politics?
The IPL generates huge public interest. For its own sake, it’s best to be transparent.
The IPL will be much better off without those responsible for the current mess, says Ashok Malik.
As the IPL grabbed eyeballs, India gained 100 million poor people, the Maoists grew stronger and the tiger slid towards extinction, writes Samar Halarnkar.