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IPL, Modi and Power Games

April 23, 2010 13:49 IST

The IPL scandal has hit the roof. The media is abuzz with murky-mucky stories. Every day, a new scandal comes tumbling out. Here we compile some major reports on the IPL tamasha.

The IPL buck, it seems, now will stop with Home Minister P Chidambaram.

In a dramatic turn of events, Chidambaram will head a government-level probe into IPL. Remember, last year Lalit Modi cold-shouldered the home minister by taking IPL to South Africa. The report.

A report in the Economic Times says the prime minister has asked Chidambaram, a hard taskmaster with a famously non-nonsense attitude, to clean up the IPL muck.

In more bad news to Modi, former BCCI president Sharad Pawar says he has nothing to do IPL and praised Shashank Manohar for his efficient leadership at BCCI.

In one of the best articles that tracks Lalit Modi's climb from the clubby world of South Delhi to Bel Air Home, Mumbai Mirror deconstructs the dramatic rise and fall of the IPL commissioner.

A report in Telegraph says respective state associations will be empowered to fully conduct the IPL matches from next year.

Not that the whole world is against Modi. Times of India says the Gen Y still has a soft corner for Modi.

Meanwhile, Tehelka has an interesting interview with the woman at the centre of the storm Sunanda Pushkar, who calls the allegations against her a medieval withchunt.

Also check out our earlier posts :

Modi: What goes up has to come down

The screws are tightening for Modi