IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: Supreme Court refuses to ban remaining IPL matches

Demonstrators protest against S Sreesanth for his alleged spot-fixing in IPL 2013 © AFP

New Delhi: May 21, 2013

While refusing to ban the remaining Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 matches, the Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), saying spot-fixing incidents had taken place due to its lackadaisical approach in reining in the erring players.

An apex court bench of Justices BS Chauhan and Dipak Misra said that it was incumbent upon the BCCI to maintain and sustain the reputation of the 125-year-old game.

The court also directed a one-man commission that is probing spot-fixing in the IPL to submit its report within 15 days and asked the BCCI to act upon its findings according to its rules.

This follows after Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested on Thursday for spot-fixing in IPL 2013.

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