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The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has sent the following letter to Prof. R.S. Shetty, Chief Administrative Officer, BCCI, Mumbai.
“I am directed to refer to your letter No. BCCI/HQ/54(A)/1509/2014 dated 20th March, 2014 on the above mentioned subject and to say that this Ministry has no objection from sports angle for conducting the above mentioned event at No Cost to Government subject to clearance from Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Home Affairs. BCCI may approach to the said Ministries directly for obtaining their clearances.
. It is made clear that the responsibility to deal with betting and match-fixing during IPL- 2014 will rest with BCCI.
Though the above approval of MYAS is being given in view of short time left for commencement of the event, BCCI is requested to furnish the following information latest by 10/4/2014 :-
(i) As to why a non-regular venue has been selected for holding some matches of IPL-2014 instead of choosing a venue which is on the regular international calendar of the ICC.
(ii) What mechanisms, BCCI have put in place to ensure that unethical practices like betting and match-fixing, etc. do not take place during IPL-2014?
(iii) Amount of License fees paid to ICC for IPL 2014.
(iv) BCCI is required to contribute towards National Sports Development Fund (NSDF). The amount of contribution to NSDF may please be specified which may be based on either the percentage of profit from IPL 2014 or consolidated lump sum.”