10 Famous Cricket Controversies In Indian Premier League (IPL)

Famous Cricket Controversies In The Indian Premier League: IPL i.e. Indian Premier League has always been surrounded by controversies. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is arguably famous T20 league in the world.

However, it has always been less talked about in cricket and more about controversies. There are many controversies in every season.

In today’s article, we will briefly tell you about the history of IPL, and the big controversies in the Indian Premier League.

So come, let’s move toward today’s main topic and learn about the controversies in the Indian Premier League:

History Of IPL:

Before the start of the IPL (Indian Premier League), T-20 cricket was not very popular. There was a time when the great players of the world did not like to play 20-20 over cricket. Everyone was interested in playing Test cricket and only ODI cricket.

The ICC took a decision that changed the history of cricket. ICC announced the World Cup in 20-20 over cricket in 2007. Most of the players got lost in thought and thought it better not to be a part of this World Cup.

The players were thinking that 20-20 overs of cricket would spoil their game. Many legendary players of India were also not a part of that World Cup.

India’s team was almost full of young players, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who also had a short cricketing career.

India’s youth team performed well in the World Cup 2007 and brought home the World Cup. Due to this, the picture of Indian cricket changed, and inspired by this, Lalit Modi, who was a member of BCCI, passed a resolution.

After coming, the players started taking interest in it. T-20 cricket had established its supremacy

10 Famous Cricket Controversies In Indian Premier League (IPL)

1. IPL Spot Fixing Controversy:

In the earlier edition of IPL, sport-fixing showed its dark side when three Indian players Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, and Ankeet Chavan were caught by the Delhi Police for spot-fixing and later taken to jail.

Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested after the Mumbai Police’s investigation. Tamil Nadu Police’s investigation also reveals that Indian player Suresh Raina and captain MS Dhoni have links with bookies.

2. Lalit Modi Sacked As IPL Chairman Controversy:

Former IPL chairman and founder of the IPL tournament Lalit Modi was sacked in 2010 following allegations of fraud and money laundering. Presently Lalit Modi fled from India and went to London. (Famous Cricket Controversies)

3. Shahrukh Khan’s Fight Controversy In Wankhede:

In the 2012 incident, Shah Rukh Khan had a fight with the security personnel at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. It is alleged that he misbehaved with the security personnel.

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) banned Shahrukh from entering the premises of the stadium for the next five years. The ban on the actor continued despite various eminent political figures appealing for the ban to be lifted.

4. Kolkata Knight Riders Showed Sourav Ganguly Way Out Controversy:

One of the most emotional controversies in the IPL was the ouster of Sourav Ganguly, who was the captain of the KKR team during the first three seasons, which enraged Dada fans across India.

The owner of KKR and the King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan was condemned for dropping Ganguly from the team.

5. Luke Pomersbach Molested An American Woman Controversy :

The Australian middle-order batsman, who made his Indian Premier League debut for Kings XI Punjab (KP), was touted as an IPL star.

In the 2011 IPL, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for $50,000, but he instead made headlines for another controversy when he was arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly molesting an American woman.

6. Wayne Parnell And Rahul Sharma Rave Party Controversy:

Two Pune Warriors players Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell were detained in 2012 for consuming drugs at a rave party in Mumbai.

The cricketers were detained along with several other well-known personalities from the film and TV industry but were released after undergoing dope tests. However, the players denied the claims.

During the investigation, Rahul Sharma was adamant that he would quit cricket if the test results were positive. But even though the test results for drug use were positive, no disciplinary action was taken against Rahul Sharma.

7. Sri Lankan Players Banned From Playing In Chennai Controversy:

A major controversy erupted in the IPL season when Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa banned Sri Lankan players from playing IPL matches in Chennai.

The move was taken in response to the Sri Lankan-Tamils issue, which dominates Tamil politics. What was surprising.

However, was that the powerful Governing Council of the IPL had to agree to the decision, and a total of 13 Sri Lankan players, including legends like Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, were not allowed to play in Chennai citing security concerns.

8. Ravindra Jadeja Banned For One Season Controversy:

Ravindra Jadeja, one of the leading all-rounders in the country, has been barred from playing in the IPL after he tried to sign a new contract with another franchise (reportedly Mumbai Indians) without informing his team Rajasthan Royals.

9. Fight between Harshal Patel and Riyan Parag Controversy:

In a match played between Rajasthan Royal and Royal Challenger Bangalore, when Riyan Parag started going toward the dugout after the end of Rajasthan’s innings, Harshal Patel spoke to him.

Ryan also retorted and replied to Harshal Patel, then there was a lot of heat between the two. This heat had increased so much that Harshal Patel shook hands with all the players after the match was over, but left without shaking hands with Riyan.

Ryan extended his hand as well, but Harshal Patel ignored him and went ahead. This fight between these two attracted everyone’s attention.

10. Virat Kohli LBW Out Controversy (Famous Cricket Controversies):

In the 18th match of IPL 2022, a controversy caught fire. This controversy was sparked by the third umpire giving LBW out to Virat Kohli. Kohli was given out LBW by the umpire, after which he took a review.

When the third umpire checked in the ultra edge, he found that the ball was hitting the bat and pad together and Virat was given out. This matter caught a lot of fire on social media.

FAQ – Famous Cricket Controversies

Rishabh Pant And Players No Ball Controversy:

The 34th match of the season was played between Delhi Daredevils Capitals and Rajasthan Royals. In this match, Delhi Daredevils captain Rishabh Pant and some players created a controversy when a ball was not given a no-ball.

Actually, it was a full toss ball that the Delhi Daredevils team was demanding to give no ball. Pant then asked the batsmen not to play further. After which Pant and Shardul Thakur were fined for match fees.

Which are the most successful teams of IPL?

Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are the most spectacular and successful teams in IPL history, Mumbai Indians have won the IPL title 5 times and Chennai Super Kings 4 times, followed by Kolkata Knight Riders who have won the IPL title twice.

Who is the most successful captain of the IPL?

If we talk about the most successful captain then Rohit Sharma is the captain of ‘The Mumbai Indians. Rohit has won the IPL title the most five times.

And Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is the captain of ‘Chennai Super Kings’, has won the IPL title four times. And has taken his team to the finals 7 times. If we talk about the last two IPL seasons, then IPL 2021 has been won by Chennai Super Kings and IPL 2022 by Gujarat Titans.

Which are the most unsuccessful teams of IPL?

If we talk about the entire history of IPL, then Royal Challengers Bangalore is the most unsuccessful. Royal Challengers Bangalore has not won a single IPL title for the last 14 years.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have reached the final three times in the history of IPL but once. Couldn’t even win the IPL title.

When will IPL 2023 start? (Famous Cricket Controversies In IPL)

IPL 2023 can start from 25th March 2023 and it is likely to run till 28th May 2023. There can be 75 matches in IPL 2023. 

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