Supreme Court rules out ban on IPL matches,slams BCCI over spot-fixing

The SC lambasted the BCCI for its 'lackadaisical' attitude to prevent such activities.

Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Published:May 21, 2013 11:41 am

The Supreme Court today refused to ban the remaining matches of the Indian Premier League in view of the spot-fixing scandal but lambasted the BCCI for its ‘lackadaisical’ attitude to prevent such activities. Related: How bookie made Rs 2.5cr in 7 minutes

A bench of Justices B S Chauhan and Dipak Misra,while disposing of a PIL that had sought a ban on the matches and constitution of a special investigation team,asked the BCCI’s commissioner to conclude his inquiry within 15 days and submit its report. Related: Sreesanth’s ‘partner’ suffers loss

The court said that “individual aberrations and errant behaviour” must be brought to the notice of the BCCI by its commissioner so that the Board could curb such activities and uphold the reputation of the game.

It asked the BCCI to take appropriate actions against the individual players as well as the team indulging in illegal activities in order to make sure the “gentleman’s game” keeps up its status.

The PIL had been filed by a Lucknow-resident in the wake of recent controversy of spot-fixing in the IPL,allegedly involving bowler S Sreesanth and other players.

Eighteen people – three IPL players,four former players and 11 bookies and their assistants – have been arrested since last Thursday in connection with the spot-fixing scandal that has rocked the cricketing world.

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