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�SC orders on IPL have to be followed�

By The Assam Tribune

AHMEDABAD, July 16 (PTI): Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal today welcomed the decisions of the Supreme Court-appointed committee on the betting activities in IPL and said they would be strictly followed.

According to Sonowal, people of India want the sports to be above corruption and controversy.

�Whatever the court has decided and whatever order has come, has to be strictly followed to bring governance and accountability. We also want to make the sports activities more transparent,� said Sonowal when asked by media to comment on the development.

Earlier on Tuesday, two IPL teams - Chennai Super Kings Rajasthan Royals - were suspended from the IPL for two years for betting activities of their key officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra during the 2013 season.

The punishment was handed down by a Supreme Court-appointed three-member committee headed by former Chief Justice of Indian RM Lodha.

Commenting on the order, Sonowal said that sports should be clean and fair.

�People of our country expects that sports should be above corruption and controversy. Sports should be clean and fair,� the minister said here.

He was in the town to attend a �Sports Meet 2015� organised by ASSOCHAM. � PTI

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�SC orders on IPL have to be followed�

AHMEDABAD, July 16 (PTI): Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal today welcomed the decisions of the Supreme Court-appointed committee on the betting activities in IPL and said they would be strictly followed.

According to Sonowal, people of India want the sports to be above corruption and controversy.

�Whatever the court has decided and whatever order has come, has to be strictly followed to bring governance and accountability. We also want to make the sports activities more transparent,� said Sonowal when asked by media to comment on the development.

Earlier on Tuesday, two IPL teams - Chennai Super Kings Rajasthan Royals - were suspended from the IPL for two years for betting activities of their key officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra during the 2013 season.

The punishment was handed down by a Supreme Court-appointed three-member committee headed by former Chief Justice of Indian RM Lodha.

Commenting on the order, Sonowal said that sports should be clean and fair.

�People of our country expects that sports should be above corruption and controversy. Sports should be clean and fair,� the minister said here.

He was in the town to attend a �Sports Meet 2015� organised by ASSOCHAM. � PTI