IPL4 to be 'bigger and better'
Mumbai - The Indian Premier League's interim chairperson Chirayu Amin has said the show will go on next season, although he would be bringing a different, less glitzy management style than suspended chairperson Lalit Modi.
"The show will go on. IPL4 would be on schedule and it would be bigger and better. The cleaning up is already happening. My job is to run IPL in the most transparent manner," Amin said, as reported by The Times of India website.
According to the SportBusiness website, Amin said the competition did not need all of the “flamboyance” of its first three editions, including the “IPL nights” after-match parties.
"I don't know about the cheerleaders but the IPL nights will be stopped," he said. "I have my own working style which will evolve. Flamboyance has got nothing to do with cricket. Cricket is itself a religion, it sells itself."
Amin assured stakeholders that a thorough investigation was being conducted into the accusations of financial impropriety which brought down Modi.
“My job is to interact with franchises and assure them that their investment is safe and will flourish... IPL's brand image is strong, no one can touch that. It's a storm but it will pass," he said.
“Nothing is out of control. There has to be a total of audit of things. Some documents are missing and the Board is looking into it.”
Amin said the IPL's governing council had erred in trusting Modi so implicitly.
"The success of the IPL was so dazzling that everyone was basking in its glory. Certain details were not disclosed to us in all this. We trusted Modi in good faith. I have to admit that the Governing Council could have been more vigilant," Amin, also a BCCI vice-president, said.