Shah Rukh Khan in a brawl, match fixing, molestation, rave parties...the Indian Premier League (IPL) is finding itself in controversies at a rate that would do the Manmohan Singh regime proud.
But as the fifth season of the T20 tournament moves into its final stage, there can be no denying that the quality of cricket on offer has perhaps been better than in the previous four seasons. The flurry of sixes have obviously been a strong attraction, with Chris Gayle blazing ahead of other batsmen. But of equal importance is the sight of top-class bowling—Lasith Malinga, Dale Steyn and Sunil Narine showing that even the abbreviated form of the game needs more than trundlers.
Spectators have been happy to ignore the controversies because the league has lived up to its promises. And that is a fact the government in New Delhi should realize. There is no substitute for performance