MUMBAI: Indian Premier League controversy deepened with serious allegations of match-fixing during the second season, putting the future of Indian cricket at stake.
Sources confirmed that 27 cricketers were being investigated for match-fixing during IPL-2. In a report submitted to the Finance Ministry, income tax officials discussed allegations of betting involving IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi.
The government ordered a wide inquiry involving the Income Tax Department and the Enforcement Directorate.
The owners of different IPL teams have expressed their unhappiness with reports of match-fixing and they want clarifications as soon as possible.