IPL players, franchisees breached anti-corruption rules: Report

Ravi Sawani, BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Security Unit (ACSU), has reportedly made several observations in an email to the Indian cricket board citing several instances of violations of the anti-corruption code by Indian Premier League (IPL) players and franchises.

The email points out that the breaches happened during the India leg of IPL 7 from April 16 to June 1, according to a report inThe Indian Express. The violations include: a party hosted by Kings XI Punjab owner Preity Zinta aboard a yacht off the Mumbai coast. In what was a private party for players, one girl a friend of Preity was present. Similarly, outsiders were present at a party hosted for KKR by Shah Rukh Khan’s friend and by Delhi Daredevils. Two girls entered the rooms of two different Chennai Super Kings players on two different days. On questioned, both players said the girls in question were their good friends.

Sundar Raman, IPL Chief Operating Officer, had informed the teams that “only blood relations or wives/ partners can stay in player’s room,” but despite the mandate, there have been violations by many teams.