IPL match-fixing: Will take action to protect the sport, says BCCI chief

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IPL-match-fixingBCCI chief N Srinivasan on Friday evaded a direct reply on Zee Media Corp’s sting operation on IPL betting and fixing scandal but assured that appropriate steps will be taken to protect the sport.

When quizzed by the reporters, Srinivasan merely came with the platitude that the case is still sub-judice.

“The matter is sub-judice and as far as sports is concerned, BCCI will take every action to protect the sport,” Srinivasan said.

IPL chief Ranjib Biswal too refused to comment on the matter.

In the latest development in the IPL match-fixing case, the Tamil Nadu Crime Branch-Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) today issued fresh summons to accused Gurunath Meiyappan, Vindoo Dara Singh and hotelier Vikram Aggarwal.

The CB-CID notice to all accused was sent shortly after the Tamil Nadu government suspended senior police officer G Sampath Kumar – who had earlier probed IPL betting case before it was handed over to CB-CID, for allegedly receiving money from a bookie.

Zee Media Corp`s sensational sting operation showed Bollywood actor Vindu Dara Singh, who was also named in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match-fixing scandal of 2013, making startling revelations in the case and alleging that some high and mighty from the arena of Indian sports and politics were involved in instances of betting and match fixing.

Vindu has revealed that the entire IPL match-fixing fiasco was actually a tussle between Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar and BCCI president N Srinivasan.