A pleas has been filed to Madras High Court to stop the proceeding of oncoming Indian Premier League 2018. A police officer named G Sampath Kumar went to the court to detain the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from conducting IPL matches before taking measures to prevent spot fixing.
The High Court has issued notices to the BCCI and the central government based on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by IPS officer G Sampath Kumar.
Kumar was quoted by the Times of India saying, “Contrary to the Lodha Committee’s report, vested interests still continue to be protected in the IPL and questions of conflict of interest remain unaddressed by the BCCI.”
It can be noted that police officer Sampath was involved in investigating the IPL spot fixing and betting in 2013.
The 2013 scandal witnessed arresting three cricketers of Rajasthan Royals Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. BCCI imposed life bans to all three cricketers.
Later, Rajashtan team co-owner Raj Kundra was taken into Delhi police custody to question about betting.
In another case, Mumbai police arrested actor Vindu Dara and Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Gurunath Mejyappan for carrying links with bookies.
The 2018 Indian Premier League will start from 7th of April at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.