PIL seeks stop to IPL semi-final, finals till probe done

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Moving the Supreme Court for SIT probe into spot fixing scandal involving medium pacer S. Sreesanth and two other players of Rajasthan Royals, a public interest litigation Monday demanded that the semi-finals and final of the IPL should be put on hold till the probe is done.

The petitioner, Sudarsh Awasthi who hails from Lucknow, has made all the Indian Premier League franchises, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the IPL commissioner, and the ministries of home and sports as respondents.

Delhi Police arrested cricketers S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan and 11 bookies in a post-midnight operation in Delhi, Mumbai and Ahemdabad May 16 for spot fixing in IPL matches for payments of up to Rs.60 lakh.

More arrests have followed.

Rajasthan Royals have lodged a written complaint in the spot fixing case here Monday.

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