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HindustanTimes Sun,24 Aug 2014

Spot-fixing case: SC to give urgent hearing to PIL against T20 matches

PTI  New Delhi, May 21, 2013
First Published: 12:36 IST(21/5/2013) | Last Updated: 13:31 IST(21/5/2013)

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to give an urgent hearing to a PIL seeking stay on all remaining matches of T20 in view of the spot-fixing scandal.

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A bench of justices B S Chauhan and Deepak Misra posted the matter for further hearing at 2 pm on the PIL which is also seeking setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to look into the issues of match fixing and other alleged irregularities in the T20 League.

The petition by Lucknow resident Sudarsh Awasthi has made all T20 franchises and BCCI party in the case along with the Centre.

"There are many irregularities in the T20 League beginning from auction of players. Black money and money from anti-social elements are involved in T20 which needs to be probed," the petition submitted.

It sought a stay on remaining four matches including the final T20 match till the probe is completed.

18 people - three T20 players, four former players and 11 bookies and their assistants - have been arrested since last Thursday in connection with the spot-fixing scandal that has rocked the cricketing world.


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