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Supreme Court’s interim order on IPL 2013 spot-fixing scandal: What the newspapers had to say

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Mar 29, 2014

The Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing scandal of 2013 rocked the nation and tainted the game and the mega event. With the highest legal body in the country taking matters in its own hands, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief N Srinivasan has now had to step down from his position till the investigation is completed, as a host of other significant developments have dominated headlines across the country for the last two days.

Former Indian cricketer and legend of the game, Sunil Gavaskar has been appointed as the interim chief and will head the BCCI during IPL 2014. The two tainted IPL franchises, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) have not been suspended from this year’s edition, and the cloud around MS Dhoni’s alleged involvement in the scandal still remains unknown.

Full coverage of Supreme Court hearing on IPL 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal

Just like what we witnessed in 2013, these revelations grabbed front-page headlines in dailies across the country and continue to do so with the probe gaining momentum with every passing day. Here are some of the eye-catching ones from the scandalous episode.

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Oct 30, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

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Nov 2, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Cuttack

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Nov 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Khulna

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Nov 5, 2014 (14:05 IST)   at Adelaide

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Nov 6, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Ahmedabad

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Nov 15, 2014  at Ahmedabad

Match cancelled

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Nov 7, 2014  at Bengaluru

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 30, 2014  at Hyderabad

Match cancelled

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014  at Hamilton

No result

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 3 wkts

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