India’s Supreme Court Throws out PIL to Halt Remaining IPL Games

May 21, 2013

The Supreme Court of India has rejected a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) to stay the IPL playoff matches until the completion of investigations of the alleged spot-fixing in the tournament.

However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been given a 15-day deadline to conclude its investigation, which is being carried out by the board’s anti-corruption unit chief Ravi Sawani.

Social activist Sudarsh Awasti filed the form and will appeared in court on Tuesday at 2pm.

The petitioner urged the court to order a complete ban on the IPL from next season: “IPL has become a hub of black money. Huge money is invested by various celebrities, politician and anti-national persons the whereabouts of which are not know to anyone,” he said in his plea.

Delhi hearing for Wednesday

Meanwhile the Delhi High Court will hear a separate PIL on Wednesday regarding a ban on the IPL until fool-proof measures are taken to curb alleged corrupt practises in the league.

A bench headed by Chief Justice D Murugesan said the hearing would be on Wednesday, after Additional Solicitor General Rajeeve Mehra told the court that a similar petition was listed for hearing before the Tuesday hearing.

Players in court

In a busy day for the IPL, the three cricketers alleged to be involved in the spot-fixing scandal are due to be presented to court on Tuesday.

S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan will appear before the court this afternoon

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