Never known anything so cheap going so expensively, says Bedi on IPL
Kolkata, Jan 27 - As money was spent without inhibition by team owners on the first day of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction in Bengaluru, legendary left-arm spinner Bishan Singh Bedi slammed the cash-rich T20 cricket league, saying he hasn't seen "anything so cheap going so expensively".
"IPL is responsible for bringing in somebody called Justice (R.M.) Lodha (into the game). I have never known anything so cheap going so expensively," Bedi said while speaking at a session at the TATA Steel Kolkata Literary Meet on Saturday.
After the 2013 IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, the Supreme Court appointed a committee under ex-Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha, to determine punishments for those named in the Mudgal Committee report and to recommend reforms for cricket in India.
Since then, the Lodha committee had banned Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR) from competing in the IPL for two years, also banishing Gurunath Meiyappan of CSK and Raj Kundra of RR for life from taking part in any BCCI-related cricket activities in India.