TNPL on corruption claims: Won't respond until committee submits report

The TNPL has issued a communique stating it will not respond to allegations of corruption until a committee probing the matter submits its report.

The latest edition of the TNPL concluded in July, 2019. Photo: G. Karthikeyan

Responding to media reports of possible corruption within the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), its Governing Council has said it will not make any statement on the issue until a committee appointed to look into it submits its report.

In a communique released on Monday, P. S. Raman, chairman, TNPL Governing Council, stated: "Having received information of acts that would constitute, if accurate, offences under the regulatory framework of the TNPL, the [Tamil Nadu Cricket Association] had appointed a committee to enquire into the issue and submit a report and until the Committee has been afforded an opportunity to thoroughly examine the allegations and submit their report, the TNCA is unable to make any statements on the specifics of the allegations concerning teams, players or officials."

The TNPL is currently under the ambit of the revised BCCI Anti-Corruption Code, and has a "zero-tolerance policy"  towards persons indulging in unethical practices, the release stated.

The TNPL, a T20 tourney, began in 2016, and its third edition concluded in July, 2019.