'Shocked' Srinivasan says IPL will continue

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Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 14:33 [IST]
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Srinivasan says IPL will continue

Mumbai, May 16: BCCI President N Srinivasan expressed 'shock' over the arrest of three cricketers for their alleged involvement in Indian Premier League (IPL). However, Srinivasan said IPL will go on and cannot be scrapped just because of this incident.

"I don't agree that IPL is untenable. I do not agree that IPL should not continue. The game of cricket should not stop. We will do everything to root out corruption. But to make a sweeping statement that the IPL is untenable is wrong," Srinivasan told reports via video conference on Thursday.

"We will take action as per our rules. We have no information about other cricketers from the police. If any more information comes to the BCCI we will act immediately," he added.

The BCCI chief also said the Indian cricket board was educating players on the ills of match-fixing. He said he was "shocked" as were his colleagues and it was "a bolt from the blue."

"It was a bolt from the blue."

S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila of Rajasthan Royals, were arrested by Mumbai police on Thursday for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing.


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