Directions(1-10)In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.
A week after India (1) the Test series (2) Australia at Dharamsala, the memory of both the fine victory and the (3) blood that marred those matches can be pushed to the sidelines. Such is the nature of (4) cricket calendars that the Indian Premier League has already rolled (5), its tenth edition
commencing with the match between the defending champion, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and last year’s runner-up, Royal Challengers Bangalore, on April 5. Spread over 47 days and featuring 60 matches, the IPL has over the years (6) the instant gratification of the Twenty20 format with a sense of longevity, having prospered since its (7) in 2008. On the field, suspense and sixes, upsets and consistency, flair and acrobatic fielding have all combined to energise the league. The inaugural event witnessed a classic reprise of David vs Goliath. Unheralded Rajasthan Royals stunned the fancied Chennai Super Kings (CSK), and ironically both teams are currently serving a two-year suspension, a just punishment following ghastly violations that negated the spirit of the game. If S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan’s alleged (8) into spot-fixing dented the Royals in 2013, further damage was caused to the league when CSK’s Gurunath Meiyappan was deemed guilty (9) betting. Even Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra fell in the same category, and tragically for the IPL, the thrills on the ground were (10) by the problems that shadowed its fringes.
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