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Mainstream, Vol XLVI No 27

Not Cricket but a Gambling Sport

Wednesday 25 June 2008, by M Hashim Kidwai


Gurudas Dasgupta has really done a national service by raising this very important national issue in the Lok Sabha of IPL cricket matches. He has rightly described these matches as tabloid version of cricket and fertile ground for gambling and betting. He is fully justified in urging the government to trace the source of massive funds flown in the entire event.

He has fully exposed these highly disgusting and shameful facts that not only teams are franchised, players are being bought, teams are owned by leading industrial houses and business magnets, and open betting and gambling is being allowed.

Decidedly, IPL cricket matches have converted cricket into a gambling sport.

Dr M. Hashim Kidwai (Ex-Member of Parliament)
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