New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed a plea seeking stay on all remaining matches of IPL season 6 saying ‘it cannot be done just because of certain irregularities on the part of a few players’.

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The Apex Court pulled up the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and said spot-fixing incidents had taken place due to its lackadaisical approach in reining in the erring players. “The problem is lackadaisical approach of BCCI and it must stop,” the Apex Court noted.

“There has to be a scientific, rational, dispassionate approach on part of the BCCI to solve the problem,” it added.

The court also directed a one-man commission, probing into spot-fixing scandal, to submit its report within 15 days and asked the BCCI to act upon its findings according to its rules.

“Let the cricket remain a gentleman's game and not tainted by irregularities and scams,” the SC observed.

Eighteen people (three IPL players, four former players and 11 bookies and their assistants) have been arrested since last Thursday in connection with the spot-fixing scandal which has rocked the cricketing world.

(JPN/Agencies)

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