8 IPL Controversies That Raised Eyebrows

Bangalore: The sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to start on 3rd April, 2013. Never before in cricket has any private tournament been as booming as the IPL. The IPL is known as much for its sporting and glamour quotient as for its controversies. Here are the top 8 controversies that have surrounded the IPL so far.

Jayalalithaa bans Lankans in IPL Chennai matches:
This year's ban on Sri Lankans from playing in Chennai is only a continuation of the controversy trend in the cash-rich league which started in 2008. The latest controversy to hit the IPL is the ban on the cricketers from the island nation from playing in Chennai after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa insisted that the matches can be played in the southern metropolis only if there were no players or team officials from the Emerald Island. Jayalalithaa's instruction comes in the wake of the growing unrest in Tamil Nadu over the atrocities against ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka during the civil war against Tamil Tigers that ended in 2009.

(With agency inputs)

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