May 17, 2012

Indian Premier League

Clean up cricket quickly

Devashish Fuloria

An editorial in The Asian Age states that the BCCI should have had the anti-corruption systems in place five years ago when the IPL started. The board now needs to clean up the mess quickly so that the game is not held at ransom.

Loose talk by five cricketers in a media sting has landed them in a spot. There should be little sympathy for such fringe players who thrived in the system and yet mock at it. Unlike in the British sting which led to the jailing of three Pakistan cricketers as there was clear evidence of wrongdoing, nothing beyond vague charges of misdeeds has emerged so far in India. But there is no doubt that they have brought the game into disrepute once again.

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Devashish Fuloria is a sub-editor with ESPNcricinfo

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