Spot fixing: No IPL probe request sent to home min

Published: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 15:46 [IST]
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New Delhi, May 30: The union home ministry said today that it has not received any request from the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) for a probe into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing scandal by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

"We have not received any request from BCCI. Let us receive a request. The question is hypothetical," Home Secretary RK Singh told reporters here when asked whether the home ministry has any objection to ordering a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe.

Spot fixing: No CBI probe yet

Speaking about the investigations, Singh said: "Our operations have started, they are going on."

Yesterday, former president of BCCI and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar had suggested home ministry investigation in the IPL matches. The proposal was first mooted by Shashank Manohar, another former chief of the cricket board.

S Sreesanth, Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila, who played for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, were arrested in Mumbai by Delhi Police for their alleged involvement in spot fixing in matches for payments up to Rs 60 lakh, and giving away a pre-determined number of runs in an over.

Delhi Police have arrested 26 people in connection with the IPL scandal.


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