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IPL has sufficient measures in place to check corruption: Shah

Mumbai, Jul 7 (UNI) The Indian Premier League (IPL) has taken sufficient measures to prevent corruption into the multi-million dollar Twenty20 League, according to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Niranjan Shah.

''The Indian Premier League is a huge event with lots of money involved. We are keen to ensure that it remains corruption-free and have taken and will be taking measures to this effect,'' Shah said today after arriving here from Karachi after witnessing the Asia Cup final between India and Sri Lanka yesterday.

Shah was reacting to International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit chief Paul Condon's warning that IPL, which has been floated by BCCI, posed the biggest threat to cricket's integrity since the 1990s' match-fixing scandal.

Condon feels that the IPL may go the Sharjah way, where several matches were suspected to have been fixed by a network of bookies in the 1990s in collusion with players, according to a report on a website -- cricketnirvana.com.

''The IPL brings with it the biggest threat in terms of corruption in the game since the days of cricket in Sharjah,'' Condon told the ICC's Executive Committee during the governing body's annual conference.


Story first published: Monday, July 7, 2008, 22:03 [IST]
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