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IPL spot-fixing controversy to run as long as IPL

31, May 2013 By Pagal Patrakar

New Delhi. Investigating agencies and BCCI have confirmed that the whole IPL spot-fixing controversy will run over a duration of around 8 weeks, making it as long and entertaining as the IPL.

“It’s been just a couple of weeks, and we have just started,” Delhi Police commissioner told Faking News, “Our responsibility was to organize a grand opening ceremony, and we did that by arresting Sreesanth.”

Unconfirmed sources claim that Sreesanth had offered to play the role of cheerleader as long as the spot-fixing drama tournament saga continues

Sources suggest that all these allegations, demands of resignations, leaked conversations, etc. are akin to league matches of the IPL.

“In fact, we are now into the play-offs,” a BCCI source revealed, “Sharad Pawar has already won the first qualifier match and now we are waiting for the results of the eliminator – whether N Srinivasan is eliminated.”

Sources confirm that BCCI rues the missed opportunity to get sponsorship deals for all these spot-fixing news. It should be recalled that long time back, Rajiv Shukla had proposed selling title sponsorships for various scams by the government.

“So much of TRP is being pocketed by the news channels while it rightfully belonged to the sports and movie channels where IPL is shown,” the BCCI source rued, “But we are trying to convince the government to pay us as it has helped them get public focus away from other scams. It will be a win-win situation for everyone.”