Former cricket Board president Inderjit Singh Bindra has appealed to Jagmohan Dalmiya to suspend Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals till the inquiry into the alleged betting and spot-fixing scandal is completed.

In a letter to Dalmiya on the eve of the working committee meeting here on Sunday, Bindra said, “Your professed desire to clean up the system has my unequivocal support. It is indeed encouraging to note your assertions to the public.

“Nostalgically, it reminds me of the Jaggu of yore, and gives hope that the old spark will ignite to arrest the decay and mitigate the wrongs wrought on the game of cricket.”

Placing hopes on Dalmiya’s administrative abilities, Bindra said, “Moreover, both IPL teams under a cloud should be suspended till the completion of a probe and inquiry. They should not be allowed to participate in the CLT20 and no funds out of the central revenues should be released to them.

“On a final note, I have hopes and expectations that you will carry your duties as the interim head of the Board with a sense of fairness and remedy.”

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