Following the massive IPL spot-fixing Supreme Court verdict that suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from the tournament for two years, Twitter users and cricket administrators have reacted with surprise and acknowledgement.
Raj Kundra, former co-owner of Rajasthan Royals, who was banned for life from cricket-related activities along with former CSK team principal Gurunath Meiyappan, tweeted he was disappointed with the decision.
Many inaccuracies…Have requested for a copy of the judgement- obviously very shocked and disappointed… #Faith
— Raj Kundra (@TheRajKundra) July 14, 2015
Reports also say that India Cements, owner of the CSK franchise, are planning to move SC against the order of the court-appointed committee which has suspended the team from IPL.
Welcoming the verdict, Justice Mukul Mudgal who headed the committee that probed into the IPL scam last year said, ‘the punishment is exemplary, strong and sends a strong message.’ “People’s faith has been restored. According to me this will go a long way in making the game cleaner,” he added.
BCCI chief-in-exile N. Srinivasan, who was earlier told to step down from his position by SC for failing to take action in the fixing matter and for conflict-of-interest in owning CSK along with his role in cricket administration, reacted saying he had nothing to do with Chennai Super Kings now.
Meanwhile, Aditya Verma, a petitioner in the IPL spot-fixing matter and former head of now-defunct Bihar Cricket Association also welcomed the verdict. “Justice has been restored. BCCI now has to decide what they will do now to keep up its credibility,” he said.
Former cricketer Syed Kirmani said, “There has to be a total transparency into the verdict. We should hear both the sides. Now they dont play as gentlemen but take cricket as war. Money has taken many people to the lowest level.”
There were others including former IPL commissioner Lalit Kumar Modi, Inderjeet Bhindra, Bishen Singh Bedi, Sanjay Manjrekar and Sambit Bal who took to Twitter to express their opinion on the massive development.
Common Twitter users had their own funny trolls directed at all the affected parties.
Sir jadeja played for RR CSK kochi,and eventually all these 3teams got banned, power of SIR jaddu 😀 #IPLVerdict
— maqshoeb (@maqsoeb) July 14, 2015