Madhya Pradesh CM against IPL in state

Last Updated: Sun, May 20, 2012 19:50 hrs

Amid growing controversies surrounding the Indian Premier League (IPL), Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said the state government will not allow to host matches of the cash-rich tournament in the state.

Chouhan also labelled the tournament a ´shameful´ event in the society in the name of sports.

Chouhan told reporters: "In the name of sports IPL is a disgrace. It is a shameful event in the society."

He said Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar should not participate in the event.

He also demanded for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the molestation charges and the spot-fixing incidents that has hit the tournament recently.

IPL Season Five has been mired in several controversies ranging for molestation charge to spot-fixing and a brawl at the Wankhede Stadium involving Kolkata Knight Rider co-owner Shah Rukh Khan.

Former cricketer Kirti Azad, who is also a BJP MP, sat on a fast Sunday potesting against the "greed, lust for money and sleaze" in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) and demanded transparency in the management of cricket.

A late night report on Sunday said two IPL players could among 100 detailed by Mumbai Police after they busted a rave party in Juhu area hotel.

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