Home > Features > Humour >

IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: The complete coverage

By UnReal Mama

Please note this is a humour article – work of pure fiction

Just when people began to think that this was one of the most boring IPL editions ever – even Ravi Shastri was getting tired of hearing his own clichés about how exciting it has been so far while players, cheerleaders, Harsha Bhogle and sundry IPL life forms seemed to be going through the motions – the 6th edition has come alive, and how, with the mother of all scandals:

First, all credit to the Delhi police. Not for cracking the case but for dedication and perseverance:

image_20130517170136

Delhi police chief, Neeraj Kumar, turned overnight from villain to knight in shining armour, as he briefed the media about the case, starting with a disclaimer:

image_20130517170109

The police chief went on to reveal how innocuous gestures by players such as tucking or un-tucking a T-shirt, wearing a towel in the pants or rotating a watch would act as signals to bookies. This triggered a spate of denials from players associated with highly unusual on-field behavior:

image_20130517170230
image_20130517170249

Kohli and Gambhir too heaved a sigh of relief after Neeraj Kumar said they did not consider MC-BC laced expletives to be signals but normal Delhi behavior.

image_20130517170351

Needless to say the revelations have left the Rajasthan Royals camp quite shaken, skipper Rahul Dravid in particular. The legendary cricketer is unlikely to take any chances going forward.

image_20130517170549

The Royals’ owner on the other hand wasn’t all that pissed.

image_20130517170637

The Delhi chief, in addition to transcripts of phone calls between bookies and the three players, also furnished a transcript of a Google hangout conversation in which ace spot-fixer, Salman Butt, mentored Sreesanth…

 

image_20130517170745

…and a chat transcript between Sreesanth and his cousin turned bookie Jiju Janardhan.
  If you are wondering why players like Dinda are in the clear, this piece of evidence meticulously gathered by the Delhi police should put your doubts to rest:

image_20130517170703

Meanwhile, BCCI head-honchos and the official BCCI spokesperson swung into damage control mode. Sharad Pawar stared into the cameras and thundered that there will be zero tolerance for corruption
 

image_20130517170900

BCCI President, N Srinivasan, who bears a striking resemblance to a fat cat…
 

image_20130517170930

…also did his bit to assure sponsors, franchise owners, players, and last and the least, cricket fans:
 

image_20130517170955

Unfortunately for Srinivasan and hardcore cricket fans, the situation can only get worse, as the investigation is expected to take its natural course. Rajasthan Royals may not face any further shocks, as the police has already cleared Shaun Tait. Mumbai might not be that lucky though.
 

IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: The complete coverage

If you think this is the biggest crisis to have rocked Indian cricket, think again: Ace film-maker, Ram Gopal Varma, of ‘RGV ki Aag’ fame, has announced his intention to make a movie on the IPL spot-fixing scandal, tentatively titled ‘Fix’. (Sreesanth-bookie chat transcript referenced from a Ramesh Srivats tweet)

Read more stories on IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy

Catch live updates of IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy here

(Originally published in www.theunrealtimes.comUnreal Mama” is the pen name of CS Krishna & Karthik Laxman, founding editors of the site which is India’s favourite satire, spoof, parody and humour portal)

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Centurion

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014 (16:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

More

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 14, 2014  at Sharjah

Pakistan won by 147 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 13, 2014  at Pallekele

Sri Lanka won by 90 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 12, 2014  at Sharjah

New Zealand won by 4 wkts

Photos

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane

Videos

Steven Smith appointed Australia captain

Cheteshwar Pujara’s dismissal: How can cricket eliminate the howler?

India vs Australia 2nd Test at Brisbane: Maiden wickets, an elusive ton, and other highlights from Day 1

Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane guide India to 311/4 against Australia on Day 1 of 1st Test at Brisbane

Sri Lanka vs England, 7th ODI at Colombo: Tillakaratne Dilshan’s all-round performance and other highlights

Australia India Interviews Ishant Sharma Moments in history Ravichandran Ashwin South Africa

Michael Clarke aiming to return by ICC World Cup 2015

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: ECB proposes three possible venues for the tournament

Younis Khan’s hundred goes in vain as New Zealand win by 7 runs to draw level the series

Pakistan vs New Zealand, 4th ODI at Abu Dhabi: Younis Khan scores his seventh ODI hundred

Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Hafeez’s suspension is result of PCB’s negligence: Nasim Ashraf

Murali Vijay continues to make impressive progress against Australia

Cheteshwar Pujara’s dismissal: How can cricket eliminate the howler?

India vs Australia 2nd Test at Brisbane: Maiden wickets, an elusive ton, and other highlights from Day 1

Chamundeswaranath caught Balasubramaniam bowled Ananthapadmanabhan

Sri Lanka vs England, 7th ODI at Colombo: Tillakaratne Dilshan’s all-round performance and other highlights

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

652 Posts | 10 Fans

Yuvraj Singh released by Royal Challengers Bangalore

प्रसिद्ध कथक नृत्यांगना सितारा देवी नहीं रही

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Bigg Boss 8: Ali Quli Mirza, Renee Dhyani, Upen Patel, Praneet Bhatt, Sonali Raut – who should be evicted this week?

Revealed: The reason why Kishore Kumar’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor won’t feature Katrina Kaif!

अभिनेत्री प्रियंका चोपड़ा ने स्वच्छ भारत अभियान में हिस्सा लिया

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here