New Delhi: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said he has been forced to hang his head in shame due to the IPL spot-fixing scandal, which is becoming bigger and murkier with each passing day, insisting that a deterrent law could have prevented the credibility crisis that cricket is facing right now.
"It is very shameful. As a young person, as a sports fan, as the Sports Minister of the country, my head hangs in shame today," Jitendra told reporters.
"There should be some mechanism so that it doesn't happen again. And it is not only about cricket. We are talking about cricket because of this expose but there are other sports as well," he said.
The Law Ministry is mulling a new anti-fixing legislation to deal with the menace after the latest scandal in which three Rajasthan Royals cricketers were arrested. In fact, several other murky details of the betting racket are tumbling out everyday with police conducting country-wide raids to nab bookmakers, who have underworld connections....more
12:45 PM, May 23, 2013
Chandigarh: Brother of actor Vindoo Randhawa, who has been arrested for his alleged links with bookies, on Wednesday claimed that his sibling is not involved in the IPL spot-fixing scandal. "I can never believe that he is involved in any way. Let investigations take place, Vindoo will come out clean," Amrik Singh told reporters at the airport here before leaving for Mumbai. Virendra Dara Singh Randhawa alias Vindoo, son of...
01:12 PM, May 22, 2013
Hyderabad: The Telugu film industry has no links with the IPL spot-fixing scandal, the Telugu film producers council has said. The council Tuesday denied reports that a Telugu film producer had links with the scandal which rocked the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Council executive committee member T Bharadwaj clarified that Tollywood, as the Telugu film industry is known, has no casting director. He said if any producer was found...
04:03 PM, May 21, 2013