This refers to the news report, “Taxmen knock on IPL doors.” (April 22). For Indian cricket fans, especially the ardent ones, the cricket being played in any form with the participation of the international teams or players would be top on their day's agenda. The IPL T-20 is no exception. While the issue of match-fixing seems to have had no impact on the fans' passion for the game, cricketers and officials continue to cheat the fans. The government has risen from its slumber after three years now. The popularity of the game will fade sooner or later if the manipulations continue.
The taxmen have done the right thing. It's time to trace the source of funding of the IPL and confiscate all the hidden money.
P. Senthil Saravana Durai,
What began as a Modi-Tharoor spat over the Kochi IPL deal is snowballing into a major political crisis between the Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress. While various enforcement agencies under the aegis of the Union Finance Ministry have swung into action to unearth the sources of financing, though belatedly, the common man is surprised at the selective nature of the Income-Tax Department's action: the exclusion of two high-profile business houses owning teams casts a shadow on the credibility of such an investigation. The government should concede the Opposition demand for a JPC probe with a wider mandate.