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HC closes hearing on plea seeking IPL ban

 The Delhi high court has closed hearing on a PIL, seeking <g data-gr-id="18">ban</g> on the Indian Premier League (IPL) till foolproof corrective measures are taken to stop alleged corrupt practices in it.

A Bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath said the NGO's plea, also seeking direction to the Centre for taking control over the IPL by separating it from BCCI in view of irregularities, including spot-fixing cropping up in the cash-rich cricket tournament, is being heard by the Apex 
Court.

"The same question was considered by the Supreme Court and an independent committee was also constituted to look into the issue raised in this writ petition, so there is no need for this court to interfere...Now, it is not necessary for you (the NGO) to go into it. This writ petition is closed," the court said.

The court was hearing a PIL, filed by NGO Association for Social and Humanitarian Affairs, which had sought a direction, thereby, declaring Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) an illegal and unauthorised body to control and regulate the game of cricket in India.

The NGO, which moved the court through its president Kuldeep Singh Bhogal, had also sought judicial supervision of the investigation into the IPL spot-fixing case in which 18 people – three IPL players, four former players, 11 bookies and their assistants – have been arrested. "The IPL's model seems to be designed to suit the needs of <g data-gr-id="19">mafia</g> to efficiently churn huge sum of money using the routes of hawala," the petition alleged.

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