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Cricket fixing disgusting: Advani

Published: 27th May 2013 08:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th May 2013 08:40 AM   |  A+A-

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BJP leader L K Advani reacted to the ongoing IPL controversy and said through his blog on Sunday that he found the whole issue ‘disgusting’.

“I find it extremely disgusting, to find that cricketers are making front page headlines these days not because of the records they break, in their batting or bowling performance, but because of the wealth they have been amassing due to their match-fixing or spot-fixing and in the process making the bookies and gamblers also grow richer,” Advani wrote in his blog.

The veteran leader added, “I wish every mortal realises that one’s last shirt has no pocket”. While mentioning cricketers from the 60s and 70s, Advani also reminisced an interview given by Farokh Engineer where he said in those days cricket was played for the spirit of the game ‘with no money in the game’.

“The political scams the country has been hearing about since the Commonwealth Games of 2008 have earned for the nation much disrepute. But this last phase involving a different breed of icons only point out what is at the root of all this degradation - it is money,” the senior BJP leader said.



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