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Updated: May 27, 2013 15:06 IST

CSK bag IPL Fair Play Award

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IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla presenting the Fair Play Award to Chennai Super Kings Captain M S Dhoni after IPL 6 final match at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Sunday.
IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla presenting the Fair Play Award to Chennai Super Kings Captain M S Dhoni after IPL 6 final match at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Sunday.

They might be embroiled in the spot-fixing scandal, but the IPL 6 runners-up Chennai Super Kings won the Fair Play award on Sunday even though the points table was missing from the tournament website.

Rajasthan Royals were at the pole position of the Fair Play table followed by Chennai Super Kings at the midway stage.

But after both the teams were mired in the scandal, the table went missing from the website raising speculation that the award had been discarded.

So, it came as a big surprise when Super Kings were awarded the trophy that is adjudged by the umpires on the basis of their on-field conduct.

Later, interacting with the media, team coach Stephen Fleming said CSK were deserving winners of the Fair Play Award despite the hard last few days.

“We do pride ourselves for being at the top for fair play. You can’t take that away from us,” Fleming said at the post-match presser.

“We are proud of the way we play our game on the field. We are always right near the top every year, it’s one of the key components of the side. We want to play the game hard. But we want to be very fair.”

However, the list that has the points details of all the nine teams has still not appeared on the website even as it carried the respective lists of other 2013 Leaders — Orange Cap (run-getter), Purple Cap (wicket-taker), Most Valuable Player and Maximum Sixes.


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After the tournament and CBI probe we feel that there have been so many suspicious situations in the match like RP singh no ball and virat dropping catch..All I want is there should be a fair investigation none should be spared rather punished..Srinivasan should be sacked first.I dont understand why are they asking him to step down instead of sacking him.Its too much now.Enough is enough.Cricket was one to be celebrated in India but no more!

from:  vishal
Posted on: May 29, 2013 at 19:41 IST

The whole IPL 6 looks so scripted. I guess after all the scandals it was already decided that CSK should not win otherwise the it will fire the controversy of match fixing allegation.
You could feel it from the first ball; chasing a modest of 148 CSK openers took 2 very risky runs off the first 3 balls as if inviting a run out. Shots were played like amateur batsman. CSK were losing wicket still Dhoni decided to come 7 down ????
The CSK were losing and the players were almost expression less. As if they already knew the outcome.
Let’s face it IPL is a money making sports and after so many controversy surrounding Srinivasan owner of CSK, there was no way IPL board would have liked his team to win. This would have attracted more media attention towards match fixings and now the attention is totally diverted towards MI win. Well Played IPL Management and Team owners!!

from:  Ranjan
Posted on: May 27, 2013 at 22:16 IST
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