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    Court asks police to probe IPL match fixing by BCCI bigwigs

    Mumbai: The local magistrate's court directed the Mumbai police on Monday to probe a case against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and its functionaries for "cheating" the public in the wake of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket spot-fixing scandal.

    The local Marine Drive police will now investigate the case and file a report before the magistrate by September.

    Social activist Naresh Makani had filed a case against BCCI and others, alleging that "all IPL cricket matches were fixed and franchise owners were involved in it".

    "Circumstances clearly establish that IPL cricket matches are not arranged as sporting events, but they have been arranged to earn billions of dollars wrongfully," Makani had said in his complaint.

    The complaint names functionaries including BCCI's president who stepped aside, N Srinivasan, along with Gurunath Meiyappan, the owner of Chennai Super Kings, arrested by the Mumbai police.

    Makani had prayed for a separate case of cheating to be registered against them.

    The complaint had also mentioned that a 2012 report on anti-corruption measures commissioned by the International Cricket Council, had stated that IPL was ripe for match fixing.