IPL is den for gambling: Yashwant Sinha

The BJP leader said that action should be taken against those who are responsible for reducing the game of cricket to a den for gambling.

updated: May 23, 2013 20:51 IST
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New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a den for gambling, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said on Thursday and pressed for a detailed inquiry into alleged spot fixing during the tournament.

"IPL is nothing but the den of gambling. There is less cricket and more of gambling in the IPL. The spot fixing or match fixing does not appear to be confined to a few players or bookies. It appears to be a widespread net," Sinha said, adding that such incidents had taken place in previous years too.

In his view, IPL matches had changed the character of the game of cricket.

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