New Delhi, May 21: Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay Indian Premier League (IPL) matches and directed BCCI to take strict action against those cricketers involved in irregularities and scams.
Hearing a PIL filed to stop the playoffs and final of the ongoing IPL, SC said IPL cannot be banned just because of certain irregularities on the part of a few players.
SC also directed BCCI to completed the investigation into spot-fixing against three Rajasthan Royals' players within 2 weeks. Let the cricket remain a gentleman's game and not tainted by irregularities and scams, SC said.
Let the cricket remain a gentleman's game and not tainted Let the cricket remain a gentleman's game and not tainted by irregularities and scams, SC added.
SC also slammed the 'lackadaisical" approach of BCCI. The problem is lackadaisical approach of BCCI and it must stop. There has to be scientific, rational, dispassionate approach on part of BCCI to solve the problem, it said.
S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested by Delhi police last Thursday for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing.