Gurudas demands banning of Twenty20 cricket

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Kolkata, Feb 23 (UNI) CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta today demanded the Government to ban Twenty20 cricket and ascertain the source of income for the Indian Premier League(IPL) of BCCI.

" Twenty20 cricket is a gamble involving widespread betting and free investment of unaccounted money. The Government should put a ban on it and probe from where the money comes," he told reporters.

Mr Dasgupta alleged that a cabinet minister was involved in the "caricature of the game and looting cricket lovers." " No player can exhibit talent in this format. It's a shameful attempt by unscrupulous people to make money. Unfortuantely, there is no opposition to this," the veteran leader said.

He alleged that though spinning huge money, events like IPL would lead to decadence in the morality of cricket and destroy the game.

Filmstars Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and Preity Zinta, and industrialists Mukesh Ambani, Vijay Mallya and Ness Wadia took part in the recent auction for famous cricketers from all over the world for IPL to be held at eight venues in India from April 18 to June one.

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