The IPL after-parties were one of the key ingredients of the IPL and its motto of meshing sports and entertainment together. The players enjoyed the parties, loving how they got to chill out after an intense game of cricket. But after a few controversies, the IPL decided to do away with the IPL after-parties, which upset many a cricketers. But what was the reason for scrapping such a popular event?
According to reports in the media, which was named as ‘Operation Clean Up’, the parties were banned to remove sleaze from the tournament and implement a strict code of conduct for the players.
The initiative was taken after the spot-fixing scandal hit the IPL in 2013, as there was a belief that the after-parties were an easy way for the bookies and the fixers to approach the players. It was also believed that many players were quite notorious in their conduct and got themselves in some sleazy activities with the cheerleaders.
Since it’s ban, after-parties still haven’t made a comeback into the IPL and many players are secretly hoping that it soon makes a comeback and becomes a regular fixture of the IPL.