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LS members seek probe into IPL row

Lok Sabha members on Tuesday demanded an inquiry into the spot-fixing charges against some IPL players,as brought to light by a sting operation.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 16, 2012 12:17:40 am

Lok Sabha members on Tuesday demanded an inquiry into the spot-fixing charges against some IPL players,as brought to light by a sting operation.

Raising the issue during the Zero Hour,SP member Shailendra Kumar alleged that IPL was being used for money laundering,where “black money is being turned into white”,and asked the government to institute a high-level probe.

He was supported by BJP member Kirti Azad,who expressed his concern regarding the “corruption” in the management of sports bodies and demanded a mandatory “internal audit” in the funds and finances of sports bodies.

“There is no accounting of funds being spent by the sports bodies. There is no internal audit. The government must insist on internal audits for sports federations and boards,” said Azad.

Citing the punishment meted out to foreign cricketers who indulged in match-fixing,Azad said punishment against such practices have not been exemplary in India and alleged that the commercial interests behind IPL were exploiting the sports facilities.

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