Indian Premier League: Shifting goalposts to serve its needs?

Through the four seasons of the IPL and the three Champions Leagues, the tournaments' rules have often been bent, to the advantage of certain teams.

updated: February 09, 2012 10:38 IST
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On Saturday, Subroto Roy, the head of Sahara Pune Warriors, accused the IPL of favouring certain franchises over others. On Tuesday, it was Lalit Modi, the former IPL chairman, saying Roy's accusations were "absolutely justified". Both stressed on the issue of rules being changed to benefit specific interests, which raises serious questions about the administration of the world's richest cricket tournament.

It has not just happened in the IPL. Here's a look at some of the times the BCCI, IPL and Champions League (another Twenty20 tournament created by Modi but run by the BCCI together with Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa) may have accommodated a franchise, done a U-turn on a regulation or changed a rule at the last minute:

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