Kolkata: After the headstrong decision by the committee led by the Chief Justice of India, R.M Lodha to suspend Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings for two years in the IPL, the fate of IPL 9 stands in knee deep pool at the moment. IPL had become a religion to the fast paced generation of the times. According to some, IPL was the new signature of cricket in the 21st century. It had almost become a festival to all Indians. After such a decision of the Apex Court, it is now to be seen how the generation reacts to this judgement. Minutes after the historic verdict by the Supreme Court, facebook and twitter was flooded with status updates and tweets of the cricket frenzy generation.
A Bangalore based Business Management professional Anik Dasgupta claims it to be something shocking! It is a moving statement on the part of the Highest Law Making Body, he feels. On the other hand Anik says that it is to be seen that for how long the suspension stands in its strength. With the Lalitgate around, the future of IPL is certainly in danger now.
A self employed professional, Sumit Halder feels, this should have surfaced earlier. IPL is nothing but a money making game. It is a source of money for a certain cross section of people. He also felt ridiculous to make any comment on such a useless matter of afair. Sumit ended by saying that cricket is getting sacrificed at the altar of IPL.
On the other hand, according to Justice Lodha, “Its true that Mr Kundra relinquished his shares from Rajasthan Royals in March, but it was too late.Jaipur IPL team can’t shrink responsibility by saying Mr. Kundra acted in personal capacity.” Raj Kundra declared ineligible from taking part in cricket for 5 years, suspended for life from being involved with BCCI, says Lodha.
Raj Kundra acted contrary to the spirit of the game and was placing bets through a known punter,was constantly in touch with bookies and
Rajasthan Royals have damaged faith of BCCI and the sport, Mr. Raj Kundra found guilty of misconduct, ended Lodha.
The Lodha Committee ended by saying that the players of CSK and RR are free to join other teams in the following IPL.