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BCCI Takes Cautious Stance In Wake Of Indian Premier League Corruption Probe

04 / 25 / 14

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "has adopted a cautious stance" in the aftermath of the Supreme Court asking the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee to probe further into allegations of corruption in the Indian Premier League, according to Arun Venugopal of THE HINDU. BCCI VP Ravi Sawant, howev...

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04/16/14
ICC Revamp To Line BCCI Units' Pockets

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04/15/14
Some I-League Clubs Upset With ISL

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04/15/14
Most IPL Teams Yet To Taste Profit

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04/14/14
ISL Bid Draws Actors, Former Cricketers

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