Kirti Azad to Fast Against IPL

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS): Demanding that the Indian Premier League (IPL) be "closed", Bharatiya Janata Party MP and former cricketer Kirti Azad Friday said he would go on a fast against the sporting event after the slew of controversies.

"It (IPL) should be closed...I am sitting on a hunger fast at the Ferozeshah Kotla from (May) 20th. Some other cricketers and civil society members will also join me," Azad told reporters Friday.

"...IPL I suppose is only entertainment... but we have money laundering, we have violation of foreign exchange, we have one player slapping another, there was a sting operation for spot fixing, now rape was left... that has also come in," Azad said.

The latest controversy is the arrest of Royal Challengers Bangalore player Luke Pomersbach on charges of molesting an American woman in a Delhi hotel.

"Somebody got drunk and went into the cricket ground where nobody is allowed to go after a match. This is a mix of intoxication and entertainment..." he said, an apparent reference to the fracas between actor Shah Rukh Khan and officials at the Wankhede Stadium Wednesday night.


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  • suhail, mangalore/muscat

    Fri, May 18 2012

    who is this ?? :p

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  • RAM, Mangalore / Bahrain

    Fri, May 18 2012

    In INDIA the younger generation is embracing more percentage of GARBAGE culture from Western Countries. When we see this IPL - Cricket matches ( crowd on the stadium...
    Parents wake-up and control your young Sons & Daughters by falling in the well..which you have seen in the day time.
    International Prostitutes Landing in India, in the name of TOURISM.

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  • R.fernandes, Dubai

    Fri, May 18 2012

    May be he has not got opportunity to make money in IPL. Nobody has taken him in their franchisee. Another hypocrite.

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  • Siva Avadani, Manipal/Dubai

    Fri, May 18 2012

    See who is talking. He is also involved in match fixing with manoj prbhakar. You will die in hunger no one will rescue you. This is a publicity stunt. Go to hell use less cricketer and politician.

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