Everybody abandons a sinking ship, even those who can’t swim. The same is happening with the (in)famous Indian Premier League (IPL). Indian police have taken the bull by its horns and now the country’s cricket board president is also in hot water as his son-in-law and the owner of most successful IPL team Chennai Super Kings, Gurunath Meiyappan, is also behind bars. The latest entry into the episode is of the IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla, who has resigned from his post.

[caption id="attachment_1268" align="alignright" width="300"]Will another big wicket be broken after Rajiv Shukla? Will another big wicket be brought down after Rajiv Shukla?[/caption]

The move came after resignations from two top officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The board’s treasurer Ajay Shirke and secretary Sanjay Jagdale resigned before an important meeting of the BCCI Working Committee in Chennai. However, BCCI chairman N. Srinivasan doesn’t seem to leave his post.

According to Press Trust of India (PTI), Shukla told that he had been mulling over to leave his post as the IPK chairman and he thought that it was high time that he should resign. He took the charge as the league chairman in September 2011.

The episode began when Mumbai police arrested three Rajasthan Royals bowlers over the charges of spot-fixing and later they confessed to their wrongdoings. As investigations into the incident widened, the CSK owner, Meiyappan, also came under the spotlight and he is under detention these days.

Shukla has been the chairman of the IPL, an Indian journalist, political commentator, television host and the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Planning, Government of India. He is a Member of Parliament for 13 years and secretary of central governing body of the All India Congress Committee.

The development shows that there are more wickets to fall. Let’s wait for the next delivery.
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