IPS officer files PIL with Madras HC against IPL 2018


Nation Next Newsroom | Apr 4, 2018 15:04

IPS officer G Sampathkumar has filed a PIL with the Madras HC against the 11th season of Indian Premier League which will commence from April 7, 2018.
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IPS officer G Sampath Kumar has filed a public litigation letter with the Madras High Court against the 11th season of Indian Premier League which will commence from April 7, 2018. Through the PIL with the Madras HC, the IPS officer is seeking to stop the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to conduct the 11th season of IPL.  

The HC based on the PIL has issued notices to BCCI and the central government and asked them to respond to the PIL. G Sampath Kumar has alleged through the PIL that BCCI hasn’t taken adequate measures to prevent match-fixing and betting. Notably, the IPS officer was an investigating officer in the 2013 spot-fixing case.

The officer further told the court: “Contrary to the Lodha Committee report, vested interests still continue to be protected in the IPL and the questions of conflict of interest remain unaddressed by the BCCI.”