Cricketers have brought disrepute to game by illegal practices: Bishan Singh Bedi

A known critic of the IPL, he said people want to believe IPL is entertainment. But when cricket was invented, it was to pull people out of depression. So there was no need to have an 'induced entertainment.' "I feel strongly that IPL is doing a lot of harm to the youth of the country. It makes the youth realise saturation point too soon," Bedi said.

updated: July 13, 2013 15:54 IST
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Chennai: Several cricketers have brought disrepute to the game by using illegal and unfair practices in the sport which should be actually based on honesty, uprightness and integrity, former Indian captain Bishan Singh Bedi said here on Saturday.

".. it is the players who have caused havoc in world cricket, if not Indian cricket," he said, speaking on 'Is Cricket facing credibility crisis?', organised by the Palkhivala Foundation.

Observing that the game is directly linked with honesty, uprightness and integrity, he said, "For me, cricket is also linked with spirituality."

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