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Manohar calls for IPL suspension, CBI probe

Former BCCI chief and the N Srinivasan's predecessor Shashank Manohar said the Indian Premier League should be suspended until a probe was carried out by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

cricket Updated: Mar 27, 2014 00:42 IST
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The criticism aimed at BCCI president N Srinivasan seems to mount exponentially by day. Joining the bandwagon on Wednesday was former BCCI chief and the under-fire Tamil Nadu-strongman's predecessor Shashank Manohar, who said the Indian Premier League should be suspended until a probe was carried out by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Manohar also expressed his doubts over the staging the event in UAE next month, citing the vulnerability the region holds.

"The Supreme Courts observation is that there are very, very serious allegations made in the report and unless the BCCI president steps down, no fair probe can be conducted," Manohar said in a statement. "Considering the latest developments in the BCCI, it is my considered opinion that until the faith of the people in the integrity of the game is restored, the IPL tournament for the year 2014 should be suspended," he said.

"As regards suspending IPL 2014, the board members should remind themselves that money/profits are neither the aim nor the objective of the board. The primary duty is to promote a clean game of cricket," he added.

Due to controversies, he said, the public at large has lost its faith in the IPL.