The seventh edition of the Indian Premier League starts in the United Arab Emirates on April 16. In the run up to the cash-rich T20 championship that involves some of the world's most entertaining cricketers, there have been several controversies. Here's a look back at the top five controversies ahead of the tournament.
N. SRINIVASAN REPLACED AS BCCI HEAD
In a stunning decision on March 28, the Supreme Court suspended N. Srinivasan as BCCI president. In the wake of the IPL match-fixing and betting scandal, where Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan is facing serious charges of corruption, Srinivasan's position became untenable. Supreme Court appointed former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar as BCCI president (IPL affairs) and asked former Test off-spinner and South Zone vice-president Shivlal Yadav to handle non-IPL matters of the Board.
NO CLARITY ON ROLE OF IPL CEO SUNDAR RAMAN