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My resignation will be worthwhile if it cleans cricket: Tharoor

IANS  New Delhi, April 24, 2010
First Published: 10:19 IST(24/4/2010) | Last Updated: 16:12 IST(24/4/2010)

Shashi Tharoor, who quit as minister of state for external affairs over his alleged links to the Kochi Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, says in his latest tweet that he looks forward to a "thorough inquiry" into the Twenty20 cricket tournament.

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Tharoor, who was very active on social networking site Twitter before the IPL controversy unfolded, tweeted late Friday: "Looking forward to a thorough inquiry into the IPL. If my resignation leads to real reform, it will be worthwhile. Our cricket should be clean."

He added that he now looks forward to going back to his constituency in Kerala and working there.

"It's been a rough week but am looking forward to returning to Thiruvananthapuram. Lots of work needs to be done in the constituency."

He also replied to queries on Twitter.

To one who wanted to know 'how much money he had made from IPL', Tharoor said: "None, not one paisa. That's the point. Just wanted a team for Kerala."

The IPL row erupted after its chairman Lalit Modi revealed that Tharoor had allegedly misused his office to help his close friend Sunanda Pushkar get Rs. 70 crore sweat equity in the IPL Kochi franchise.

The row is refusing to die down, bringing Modi also under the scanner. Income Tax and Enforcement Directorate officials have been carrying out searches at the offices of IPL franchises across the country.


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