<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Rajiv Shukla" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130512163742.jpg" title="Rajiv Shukla" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Rajiv Shukla confirmed that there will be no change in the current IPL schedule due to the spot-fixing scnadal © PTI</p> </div> <br /> <strong>New Delhi: May 18, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Unfazed by the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Live-IPL-2013-spot-fixing-controversy-mdash-Sreesanth-s-belongings-recovered-from-five-star-hotel-in-Mumbai-Mumbai-Police/26421" target="_blank">IPL spot-fixing scandal</a>, the event's chairman <a href="/tags/Rajiv-Shukla/post" target="_blank">Rajiv Shukla</a> on Saturday insisted that the Twenty20 tournament will "go on", saying the only way to cleanse cricket is to "weed out corrupt elements" from the game.<br /> <br /> Shukla said all cricketers should not suffer because of the misdeeds of some greedy individuals.<br /> <br /> "IPL will go on. To say that <a href="/tags/IPL/post" target="_blank">IPL</a> should be shut down because of these things is wrong. It is such a big tournament and a lot many players are benefitting. If few players have done such wrong things that doesn't mean hundreds of good players should be blamed or suffer for that," he told reporters.<br /> <br /> "IPL is a good concept, it's helping many players and every body is getting benefited. The whole thing is that we need to weed out such (corrupt) elements and for that I am of the view that strong possible action should be taken against those who are found guilty," Shukla said.<br /> <br /> Shukla's statement came after a special cell of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/S-Sreesanth-Ajit-Chandila-and-Ankeet-Chavan-arrested-on-suspicion-of-spot-fixing-in-IPL-2013/26418" target="_blank">Delhi police arrested India pacer S Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals teammates — Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan — for indulging in spot-fixing</a> in at least three IPL matches as per arrangements with bookies who have underworld connections abroad.<br /> <br /> The players, who have been suspended by the <a href="/tags/BCCI/post" target="_blank">BCCI</a>, have been brought to Delhi and charged under section 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.<br /> <br /> The IPL chief also lauded Delhi Police for unearthing the big scam.<br /> <br /> "Delhi police has done a commendable job. I appreciate the role played by Delhi police commissioner Neeraj Kumar," Shukla said.<br /> <br /> Asked what would be the BCCI's stand on this issue, he said, "Whatever BCCI can do will do. The matter will also be discussed in tomorrow's working committee meeting."<br /> <br /> Shukla also came in the defence of ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU).<br /> <br /> "ICC ACU has been engaged for IPL. They have been looking after IPL. BCCI's own ACU is also involved in this process."