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Is BCCI also involved in IPL spot-fixing?
BCCI suspended all those five uncapped Indian players who were allegedly involved in spot-fixing and were demanding black money in sting operation, but one question that props up in the minds of IPL..

PLAYERS WHO were caught in a sting operation done by a TV channel made it clear that many players are not playing for the pride or the passion but are only greedy for money. Suspending five players, including TP Sudhindra (Deccan), Mohnish Mishra (Pune), Amit Yadav (Punjab), Shalabh Srivastav (Punjab) and Abhinav Bali may be the right step to make them understand the true spirit of game, but in real who is responsible for all this mess.

Whole world knows that Board Of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) is the richest cricket board in the world and that gives it an unrestrained power to influence ICC. But this excess money in sport especially in cricket has spoiled the charm of the game besides the spirit of the players as they become more greedy and only see money in the game. May be this is the reason why these young players get attracted towards the money and are not able to understand the true value of sports.

Blaming these players only is not right but we need to find out the reason behind this greed. In the video, cricketer Mohnish Mishra cleary said that IPL and its franchises are playing big game of black and white money. Despite having limited scale of pay, decided by former IPL chairman Lalit Modi, these franchises are paying these players under the table black money. For Mohnish, he comes under the scale of 30 lacs per year but gets about 1 crore rupees in total, 30 lacs in white and remaining in black or in the form of gifts. And most shocking thing is that BCCI is aware of all these games going under the table and still just played innocent and suspended these 'greedy cricketers.'

"Agar BCCI ko nahi pata hota to kya IPL hota? (If BCCI would not be aware then IPl can not happen)" said Mohnish Mishra in video shown on TV and he even named S Srinivasan a part of the game. These players with out any fear are asking for money in crores and don't even hesitate to admit that these things are happening around and nothing is new. This confidence of players clearly shows that they know that authorities are with them and nothing bad can be done to them.

Deccan Chargers player TP Sudhindra even asked money to bowl a no-ball and the term given to this type of fixing is 'spot fixing'. He asked for 50,000 rupees per no ball ,he will bowl in local 20-20 tournament, played last year in Indore.

Right now BCCI suspended all these players and promised to take action against them. But who will dare to take action against BCCI, which is showing money to the players and attracting more money from sponsors and franchises.

BCCI that made ICL, an original Indian 20-20 a rebel and prohibited every player to play for ICL, will now face reaction of their undue actions they took against ICL. They were afraid of competition and their ego was hurt by the very fact that how can any one can go above them in cricket as if they own cricket in India.

Now many leaders and cricket legends are admiting that stopping ICL was wrong decision by BCCI, after seeing these spot fixing scandals and realizing the true face and true game of BCCI. Now we people have to think whether can we still believe and see IPL like cricket games?

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