TNCA Internal probe committee gives clean chit to the charges of fixing in TNPL 2019
Chepauk Super Gillies are the champions of TNPL 2019 season.
Updated - Oct 3, 2019 7:09 pm
After the advent of the T20 format in cricket, it has given a sudden rise to franchise cricket in the country and across the globe. In India, where this sport is followed very religiously, there were some reports that this sport has been hit with the claims of match-fixing.
Since the introduction of the Indian Premier League in the picture, the state associations in India have started organizing T20 leagues like TNPL and KPL that are respectively organized by Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and Karnataka State Cricket Association. It took some time to attract the fanbase but now these leagues have become popular and have successfully found the broadcasters that gave live streaming to its matches.
This year Tamil Nadu Premiere League was brought under the scanner that it has been engulfed with the charges of match-fixing. Recently, multiple TNPL players reported to the BCCI ACU that they were approached by bookies but it looks like all the claims were false made by the players in front of the BCCI.
The panel report opines that no actionable incidents took place in the league
The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association had formed a three-member panel to investigate the alleged corrupt approaches that took place during the tournament. The panel consists of Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Nanjil Kumaran and senior advocate P Raghu Raman and today they have come down to a conclusion that the league was free from any type of illegal activities like fixing, “The report of the committee which went into the information made available to the TNPL has been studied by us. We have decided to accept the report, which has opined that no actionable incidents had been noticed,” TNCA Honorary Secretary RS Ramaswamy said as quoted by The Quint.
However, the reports submitted to TNCA by the panel of three members has made some confidential recommendations that are needed to be followed in the future so that the league can stay out of any such illegal claims, “This committee has also made certain confidential recommendations to uphold and safeguard the integrity of the TNPL which we will follow scrupulously,” TNCA Secretary added.
TNPL, which was started in 2016, takes place every year with eight franchises taking part in it. The current champions of the league are Chepauk Super Gillies of 2019 edition and it is their second title since the inaugural season of the tournament.