Ban the IPL matches: PIL filed against BCCI

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Bipin Dani

Observer Correspondent

Mumbai

Two cricket fans -Atul Kumar, a Civil Engineer and an activist and Shantanu Guha Ray, a journalist-have filed a joint Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Supreme Court of India (Diary No. 35025/2017) against the corruption in the game and have demanded the ban on IPL and other league matches in the country.
In a 48-page appeal (a copy of which is in our possession) , they have narrated several instances where the players are found to be involved in fixing the matches.
“That the persons affected by such acts of the State are numerous and are not in a position to approach the Hon’ble Court, hence this petition is filed”, Atul Kumar, who has also written several books on corruption, speaking exclusively, said.
“We have also demanded to disclose the identity of players included in the list of 13 submitted by Mudgal to the Court”.
The petitioners have also mentioned the name of Rashid Latif, the former Pak wicket-keeper and India’s Vinod Kambli who came forward to explore the scandal but the same was “conveniently ignored”.
Atul Kumar has tried his best to bring the issue to the notice of the President and Prime Minister of India and has also written several letters to Police Commissioners and Lodha Committee. However, the massive fraud continues and this made him to file a PIL before the SC of India.
He also made his efforts to bring it to the notice of the authorities how the matches between India and Pakistan are fixed but has not availed any fruitful results.