Wednesday, April 14, 2010

We are waiting gleefully..

Modi has been fired up like a rocket and soon we shall see the sparks.
Lalit Modi has promised to disclose the ownership details of all teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL), as a nasty and escalating row opens with a bang between him and minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor over the Kochi franchise puts the spotlight on confidential contracts and snowballs into a major political controversy. Such a disclosure has the potential to open a can of worms as it has been widely speculated that several political bigwigs and cricket board functionaries are silent investors in IPL franchises.

Of course we have Tharoor and his latest paramour on the sides for the media circus but if all go well then the nation shall get to know the rich owners of the various IPL teams.

We shall finally feast our eyes on not just our rich Ambani / the liquor baron /the bollywood stars, but the khadi wearing, people loving, people serving lot.

Although I may never watch an IPL game, let me offer my thanks to IPL Cochin team.

Yes we shall wait gleefully and would love to know why Sonia is distancing from Tharoor and why the BJP is demanding his resignation.

Source: Economic Times

11 comments:

  1. I am waiting too:) The whole drama is turning out to be way too fascinating !! Who would have thought? :O

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  2. The latest developments in this issue is not at all pleasant to anyone, especially the likes of the D stepping in. Modi is no angel, as we have all seen since his shady past has been revealed.

    Lets all wait for the truth behind this murky deal, personally I don't want to point a finger at Tharoor just because he is close to one of the stakeholders of the Cochin franchise.

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  3. Not just the politicians... These owners have stake in each other's teams as well....

    I would bet Modi will not reveal the ownerships and if he do so it will not be truthful...

    Poor Shashi Indian politics isnot ur play ground man...See how Congress is maintaining silence..

    And sad for the Tharoor-Fans...

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  4. Indyeah: Who would have thought :) nd it is getting murkier too but shall we ever know the truth? Tharoor seems to be the king of controversy...


    Scorpio: Isnt it a shame that D still operates and one continues to quote his name?
    as for Tharoor, guess he is used to these kind of deals since he has been moving arnd with those in the highest circles since years ...he might be just a catalyst... but I would also love to know who else is investing in IPL.. isnt there so much money involved and how can our "people loving" folks resist? arent the voters asking too much of them :)

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  5. Jon: controversies shall continue since there is much money involved and morever the one heading it is not a saint!
    For Tharoor, Indian politics is just another playing ground... he has already been seasoned in politics/dimplomacy since his days in UN... but he is the best man to play against those in the current field and hence let us wait to see how the drama unfolds...

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  6. Wish one and all a HAPPY VISHU...

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  7. where there is money, power and exposure.. there will be fights and cheap politics and this is an example.

    I expect the cochin team to come soon for the IPL, atleast let me see who will be the players.

    Let the curtainsbe removed!

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  8. modi gate and tharoor gate...i think tharoor was victimized, though his latest affiar of the heart was the reason for his downfall..but it will provide much fodder to the press for a long time to come..

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  9. modi gate and tharoor gate...i think tharoor was victimized, though his latest affiar of the heart was the reason for his downfall..but it will provide much fodder to the press for a long time to come..

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  10. Abhi: only where there is money will we see some of our politicians :)

    Maddy: If u say Tharoor was victimised then one should call him naive, which he isnt.. i think he thought too much of himself and less of others players in his field..

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