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One or two problems don't make IPL questionable: Tendulkar
PTI
Mumbai, June 01, 2012
First Published: 13:27 IST(1/6/2012)
Last Updated: 16:38 IST(1/6/2012)
BCCI Chief Selector K Srikkanth shares a lighter moment with Sachin Tendulkar during a practice session at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.

There may be a few problems afflicting the IPL, but senior India batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said that they don't make the entire tournament questionable.

"I think there are one or two problems in every organisation and it does not make the entire organisation bad," responded Tendulkar to a query on allegations of spot-fixing surrounding the BCCI's lucrative Indian Premier League.

Tendulkar, who is set to take oath as Rajya Sabha member on June 4, advised young players to follow the people who set the right example and absorb their good qualities.

"I would definitely say this (spot-fixing) is not a good example (to set). My advise would be to follow the people who set the right example. Follow the right direction and absorb all the good qualities," he said.

Tendulkar was speaking to reporters at a function associated with the 'Coca Cola-NDTV Support My School' campaign.

A TV sting operation recently showed five fringe players connected to the IPL purportedly indulging in questionable behaviour, prompting the BCCI to suspend them besides launching an inquiry.

The cricket body has asked its new anti-corruption chief Ravi Sawani to conduct an inquiry and submit a report.

The suspended players are TP Sudhindra (Deccan Chargers), Mohnish Mishra (Pune Warriors), Amit Yadav (Kings XI Punjab), Shalabh Shrivastava (Kings XI Punjab) and first-class cricketer Abhinav Bali.


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