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India Court Asks Cricket Board To Probe Indian Premier League Betting

04 / 17 / 14

India's Supreme Court has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India "to investigate the role of a top cricket official and 12 others in spot-fixing and illegal betting in the Indian Premier League," according to the BBC. The Supreme Court said on Wednesday that the BCCI "should appoint a panel...

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