PIL filed to stop IPL playoffs, final

Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 12:25 [IST]
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PIL filed to stop IPL playoffs, final

New Delhi, May 21: Moving the Supreme Court for SIT probe into spot fixing scandal involving medium pacer S. Sreesanth and two other players of Rajasthan Royals, a public interest litigation Monday (May 20) demanded that the semi-finals and final of the IPL should be put on hold till the probe is done.

The petitioner, Sudarsh Awasthi who hails from Lucknow, has made all the Indian Premier League franchises, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the IPL commissioner, and the ministries of home and sports as respondents.

Delhi Police arrested cricketers S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan and 11 bookies in a post-midnight operation in Delhi, Mumbai and Ahemdabad May 16 for spot fixing in IPL matches for payments of up to Rs.60 lakh.

More arrests have followed.

Rajasthan Royals have lodged a written complaint in the spot fixing case here Monday.


Story first published:  Monday, May 20, 2013, 21:42 [IST]
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