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    Submitted by ITV Production on May 20
    indiantelevision.com Team

    MUMBAI: A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the supreme court. It wants a special investigation team (SIT) to look into the ongoing spot-fixing scandal.

    The petitioner has asked for a stay on the tournament until the probe is complete.

    The sixth edition of the IPL concludes on Sunday 26 May. Three players from the Rajasthan Royals franchise S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested on charges of spot fixing and are being questioned by the police.

    The franchise will file an FIR against the three players. They were advised to do so by the BCCI which convened an emergency meeting. In a statement the franchise said, "We, along with the BCCI and other IPL franchises, take a zero tolerance approach to spot or game fixing. The impact on the game, our team, and our franchise has been devastating. It is critical that this evil is rooted out of the game, and as such we will be filing FIR?s with the Delhi police, based on the information provided. This will ensure that justice is pursued to its most complete end, and that the police are able to appropriately conduct their investigation. The reputational impact on the franchise, our players, our stakeholders, and the game has been immense. The actions must be punished."

    The franchise also requested the media to show due restraint in the reporting of the events as it relates to its other players. The enforcement directorate (ED) reports indicate will also probe the spot-fixing case to find out if there was any money laundering involved.

    Meanwhile the BCCI in damage control mode has decided that all cricketers? agents will now need to be accredited to the BCCI while an anti-corruption official of the board will be assigned to each IPL team.

    In addition an anti-graft official will accompany the Indian cricket team to England for the Champions Trophy which kicks off on 6 June 2013.

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