IPL gambles and loses

NEW DELHI - Indian Premier League chiefs cancelled an SMS contest yesterday after accusations from the government that it encouraged gambling and betting.

NEW DELHI - Indian Premier League chiefs cancelled an SMS contest yesterday after accusations from the government that it encouraged gambling and betting.

Sports minister Manohar Singh Gill had on Sunday lashed out at the contest in which participants won cash prizes for correctly guessing the sequence of runs scored in the subsequent over of the match.

"I see the commercial use of cricket for business gains," Gill said. - Sapa-AFP

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