IPL 2013: Fair Play Award table removed from official website

Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth (L), Ankeet Chavan (C) and Ajit Chandila (R) were arrested for their alleged role in the Indian Premier League 2013 spot-fixing controversy © PTI

New Delhi: May 25, 2013

The Indian Premier League’s (IPL) official website was removed the Fair Play Award. At the time of the removal, the top two teams in the table were Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals.

Ironically it is these two teams currently involved in many controversies in IPL 2013. The future of these two teams and in some ways the IPL could be under serious damage, as reported by ibnlive.com.

Rajasthan had three of its players – S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavanarrested on May 16 for their alleged role in the IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy, whereas CSK’s former team principal Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested on Friday for his alleged role in the betting racket that followed the spot-fixing.

The Fair Play Award has been presented to the team which has the best fair play record throughtout the tournament. The winner of this award is decided on the points accumulated by a team on a match-by-match basis, which the umpires give.

The IPL’s official website regularly updated the table during the tournament. But in light of the recent events, it has been removed.

CSK will take on Mumbai Indians in the final on Sunday in Kolkata.

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