Mumbai: Indian Premier League’s third season is set for a grand cricketing finale nonetheless with Mumbai Indians, sweating over talismanic skipper Sachin Tendulkar’s fitness, taking on Chennai Super Kings at the D Y Patil Stadium on Sunday.

IPL and controversy have been bed-fellows since the league’s very inception but this time, it’s a crisis of monumental proportions as allegations ranging from money laundering to betting to match fixing are flying thick and fast.

Besides, the league’s conceptualiser and boss Lalit Modi faces a grim future as the BCCI prepares to shut him out after being embarrassed by the Income tax department’s raids that have revealed murky financial dealings and benami holdings in at least three franchises.

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