IPL 2013 spot-fixing scandal is shameful, say Bollywood stars
S Sreesanth (above), Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested on allegations of spot-fixing in IPL 2013 © Getty Images
Mumbai: May 17, 2013
Condemning the spot-fixing in IPL matches, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ co-stars Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone on Friday said that the act was sad and shameful.
“I am not cricket fan. It is a shameful act for cricket. Three people have been arrested… All this is not a good thing. IPL is a good platform, there are so many fans… It is a disappointing, shameful act,” Ranbir told reporters here at an event.
Echoing similar sentiments, Deepika said, “What has happened is a sad thing. It is shameful. Because of the mistake of one or two people, the entire sporting world gets a bad name.”
Deepika’s father Prakash Padukone is a former badminton champion.
Ranbir and Deepika were present at the promotional event of their upcoming film ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’.
Indian pacer S Sreesanth and other two bowlers– Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan — from Rajasthan Royals team have been arrested for spot-fixing IPL matches.