The IPL verdict was out today afternoon and there seems to be a joy among fans rejoicing the victory of what is right. The statement is strong, exemplary and sends out a very strong message to the entire cricket community.
Now that two IPL teams -- Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals have been banned for two years, and their owners Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra, respectively, have been banned for life, many sport personalities took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the same.
Here is a list of all the tweets made by famous sports personalities after the verdict was out:Sanjay Manjrekar, former Indian cricketer & cricket commentator
Penalty may seem harsh on some players but it would be small price to pay to get complete trust of the fans back in the game. #lodhaverdictÃ¢ Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 14, 2015
Rahul Mehra, sports activist
Whatever needs to be done to get complete trust of the fans in the game has to be done. Fans make or break this game.#lodhaverdictÃ¢ Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 14, 2015
As a follower of cricket, someone who loves the game & its purity, would hv liked CSK & RR banned for life and BCCI/IPL officials suspended.Ã¢ Rahul Mehra (@TheRahulMehra) July 14, 2015
God bless Indian Judiciary for taking right, just & reasonable decision. But what about all those who were a part of these two Franchisees?Ã¢ Rahul Mehra (@TheRahulMehra) July 14, 2015
Sambit Pal, Editor-in-chief, ESPN Cricinfo
Its a small step in the right direction by Justice Lodha Committee. I congratulate them for living up to the faith reposed in them by the SCÃ¢ Rahul Mehra (@TheRahulMehra) July 14, 2015
CSK suspended for two years. Huge implications for the IPLÃ¢ Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) July 14, 2015
Bishan Singh Bedi, former Indian player
What will happen to the CSK and RR players? It is a much smaller issue than the integrity of the game. #IPLverdictÃ¢ Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) July 14, 2015
Justice Lodha committee after Justice Mudgal findings comes as breath of fresh air,but only just!There's more muck fr Crkt 2 breathe afresh!Ã¢ Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) July 14, 2015
Perhaps CSK & RR deserved harsher punishment..even so the stigma itself is longer than life-ban!BCCI will've plenty of head-banging fr now!!Ã¢ Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) July 14, 2015