Supreme Court raps BCCI on spot-fixing incidents in IPL

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New Delhi, May 21: The Supreme Court today slammed the BCCI, saying spot fixing incidents had taken place due to its lackadaisical approach. It also refused to ban the IPL.

An apex court bench of Justices B.S. 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 game.

"Definitely there is some kind of irregularity. But the biggest problem is the lackadaisical attitude of the BCCI. It should stop. There has to be some scientific dispassionate and impartial approach to solve these problems."

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It also added that it was the duty of the cricket board to act against errant players or teams in case of a controversy.

The court 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.

The was hearing a PIL seeking stay on all remaining matches of IPL in view of the spot-fixing scandal.

The petition by Lucknow resident Sudarsh Awasthi has made all IPL franchises and BCCI party in the case along with the Centre.

"There are many irregularities in the IPL beginning from auction of players. Black money and money from anti-social elements are involved in the IPL which needs to be probed," the petition submitted.

It sought a stay on remaining four matches including final match of the IPL till the probe is completed.

Eighteen people - three IPL players, four former players and 11 bookies and their assistants - have been arrested in connection with the spot-fixing scandal.

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