Change of pace

The Indian Premier League looks on increasingly shaky ground. Is this the beginning of the end?


Five seasons down and the Indian Premier League (IPL) is on a sticky wicket. In May, a rave with some prominent IPL stars was busted in Mumbai, causing serious embarrassment. If that could be ignored as an inconsequential off-field activity, the more recent development of Deccan Chargers inviting bids for a sellout has again raised serious questions on the financial soundness of many IPL team owners and their interest in the business of cricket.