SC slams BCCI on spot-fixing, says no ban on IPL

Refusing to ban the remaining IPL matches, the Supreme Court today slammed the BCCI, saying spot-fixing incidents had taken place due to its lackadaisical approach in reining in the erring players.

S Sreesanth
Tainted: S Sreesanth

An apex court bench of Justices BS Chauhan and Dipak Misra said that it was incumbent upon the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to maintain and sustain the reputation of the 125-year-old game.

The court also directed a one-man commission that is probing spot fixing in the IPL to submit its report within 15 days and asked the BCCI to act upon its findings according to its rules.

Let cricket remain a gentleman's game and not be tainted by irregularities and scams, said Supreme Court.

The tainted trio

Last week, Delhi police arrested three cricketers - S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandilia and Ankeet Chavan - for their alleged their involvement in spot-fixing matches in IPL.

All three cricketers belonged to Rajasthan Royals, the franchise owned by Shilpa Shetty.

In a press conference later last week, Delhi police went on to detail how players communicated with bookies by showing a towel and through other gestures. 

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