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IPL 2018 Final 'fixed'? The real story behind CSK-KKR leaked Hotstar viral video

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 25, 2018, 3:03 pm IST
Updated May 25, 2018, 3:15 pm IST
Kolkata Knight Riders will host Sunrisers Hyderabad in the second Qualifier of the IPL 2018 playoffs.
While Chennai Super Kings have already sealed a place in the final, it will be a fascinating contest between Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders and Kane Williamson’s Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2 for a place in the final.  (Photo: BCCI / AP / PTI)
 While Chennai Super Kings have already sealed a place in the final, it will be a fascinating contest between Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders and Kane Williamson’s Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2 for a place in the final. (Photo: BCCI / AP / PTI)

Mumbai: Cricket fans around the world were shocked to see when a leaked Hotstar video of ‘Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)’ Indian Premier League (IPL) final surfaced on the internet.

While the teams – KKR and SRH – and their fans will be keeping their fingers crossed as the game takes place at the iconic Eden Gardens today, a leaked Hotstar video, indicating a KKR versus CSK final on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, had set the tongues wagging, with Twitter users, claiming the final is “fixed”.

 

After a leaked video, which went viral, on Thursday, which showed that it will be a showdown between MS Dhoni’s men and Dinesh Karthik-led unit. However, Twitter came down heavily, with “fixed” remarks.

However, the actual story has just got more clearer as a promo of CSK-Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) final broke the internet soon after, meaning that the broadcasters were just preparing in advance for the final.

This has just come hours before the Qualifer 2 game between KKR and SRH in Kolkata on Friday.

Although IPL has been giving more than handful of cricketers a livelihood, a chance to brush shoulders with the legends of the game and giving a boost to their hopes to represent their country, the tournament has had its share of controversies such as spot-fixing in IPL 2013, following which the then CSK team principal Gurunath Meiyappan was implicated in spot-fixing and betting case, and led to bans on three RR cricketers Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were banned, with their co-owner Raj Kundra, like Gurunath Meiyappan, was banned for life and CSK and RR were suspended for two years.

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