March 30, 2014

Corruption in the IPL

Chance for a thorough clean-up

Dileep Premachandran, writing in the Deccan Herald, hopes Indian cricket seizes the opportunity to clean up the game, instead of making a half-hearted attempt to sort out the IPL spot-fixing controversy.

There was an opportunity at the turn of the millennium, when the match-fixing scandal claimed some big names. But instead of taking the case to its logical conclusion and pressing for criminal charges against those who had cheated the game, the BCCI settled for a halfway-house solution. Many of those implicated in that scandal are now fully rehabilitated. You can see them on your television screens often enough. That should not happen again.

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