Pawar responsible for IPL mess: MNS

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Pawar responsible for IPL mess: MNS
Mumbai, Apr 23: Adding more to Union Minister Sharad Pawar woes, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief, Raj Thackeray, has blamed Pawar, who is also the former BCCI chief, for the IPL and Twenty20 mess.

"Pawar has helmed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the parent body of IPL for years. How come now he says that he is no way connected to the Indian Premier League," Raj told reporters.

"If Pawar has nothing to do with IPL, then on whose directions the entertainment tax on T20 matches has been waived off in Maharashtra, where his party is in power with Congress," he said.

Lashing out at  Pawar, Thackeray said that minister has brought shame to the game of cricket.

The MNS chief questioned Pawar's lack of knowledge on IPL commissioner Lalit Modi's past records that includes his involvement in drug trafficking.

However, Thackeray said that banning the league would not be wise decision.

"Corruption is prevalent in politics, elections and Bollywood. It does not mean that one seeks a ban on politics," he said, adding, the Centre should ensure a thorough probe into the IPL mess.

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