BCCI has not sought CBI probe into IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: Home Ministry

S Sreesanth (L), Ankeet Chavan (C) and Ajit Chandila were arrested for spot-fixing in IPL 2013 © PTI

New Delhi: May 30, 2013

The Union Home Ministry on Thursday said it has not received any request from the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) for a probe into the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing scandal by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

“We have not received any request from BCCI. Let us receive a request. The question is hypothetical,” Home Secretary RK Singh told reporters in New Delhi when asked whether the Home Ministry has any objection to ordering a CBI probe.

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

S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan who played for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, were arrested in Mumbai on May 16 by the 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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