MUMBAI  - While Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 is being talked about as the most entertaining season, there seems to be no end to the controversies related with the cash-rich tourney.
As per reports, two cricketers from the IPL are said to be among the 100 people who were detained on Sunday evening by the Mumbai police who busted a rave party at a hotel in suburban Juhu. Nothing can be confirmed as of now and nothing much can be said about their identities as well. One of them is said to be Indian player Rahul Sharma and the other South African all-rounder Wayne Parnell.
According to a TV channel, Pune Warriors India spinner Rahul Sharma said that though he was present at the hotel which was raided, he was there only to attend a birthday party . The cops raided the Oakwood hotel at around 8:30 pm and 100 people, mostly foreign national were taken to the Cooper hotel where they gave their blood and urine samples which would determine the kind of drugs which were being consumed.
The police also recovered several drugs from the spot. “Approximately 110 grams of cocaine along with MDMA, Ecstasy and charas were seized,” Additional Commissioner of Police Vishwas Nagre Patil said on the raid conducted at Hotel Oakwoods in Juhu. He said 58 boys and 38 girls were taken to Cooper hospital for a blood and urine test.
A case will be registered against those who test positive, he said. Television channels reported that among those picked up were two IPL players and some having links with Bollywood, but there was no official word on it.
“We will do a proper investigation into who organised the party and who were the drug peddlers,” Patil said.