Courtesy of cricifo.com at http://www.cricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/460861.html
The title under which Cricinfo began aggregating its coverage of l’affaire Modi last month was a spontaneous decision, but would now be hard to improve: “The IPL Mess”. The affair carries the hallmarks of scandal, it has threatened to become a meltdown, but of its characteristics as a mess there can be no doubt.
One of the more delicious stories to emerge, in the Times of India a couple of weeks ago, was that the Board of Control for Cricket in India was forbidding employees from taking work home, not out of a noble commitment to work-life balance but because they were afraid of still more documentation going astray. Profound significance was attached to Lalit Modi disgorging 15,000 pages of Indian Premier League material to the BCCI, but what was significant surely was that it had to be disgorged in the first place: Modi was seeking credit for surrendering to the BCCI its own documentation. Huh?