Shiv Sena demands CBI probe into 'IPL-Gate'

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New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): The Shiv Sena on Thursday demanded a Central Investigation Bureau (CBI) probe into the Indian Premier League (IPL) controversy.

Interacting with scribes outside parliament, senior Shiv Sena leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Manohar Joshi said the central agency could investigate the matter in a better way.

"I demand a CBI inquiry into this. I think that CBI can investigate the issue in a much better way," Joshi said.

Commenting on IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, Joshi said the IPL has soiled the game of cricket and controversies within the league would remain.

"The row will not get over as our leader Balasaheb Thackeray has said that the IPL should be stopped, as it is less of a game and more of other things," he said.

Joshi said the BCCI did not fall under the tax net as per the rules for a charitable trust, but, "if the rules are fully changed to do so, then it is a different matter."

"It (BCCI) was not doing any charitable work as a trust. BCCI is earning a lot of money but the government will have to take a decision on whether they should be in the tax net or not," he said.

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has said that the IPL should be banned to save the game of cricket.

"The ongoing controversy involving IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi and former Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor has damaged the image of the game," Thackeray said on Wednesday. (ANI)

Story first published: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 18:21 [IST]
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