New Delhi: The controversial SMS game introduced in the IPL, which evoked strong criticism for promoting gambling, was on Tuesday discontinued with the games’ inventors taking note of the apprehensions expressed by Sports Minister M.S. Gill and many former cricketers.

“There was no formal complaints about the game but the Sports Ministers’ views were taken into account and the organisers have withdrawn the game,” senior BCCI official and member of the IPL Executive Board Rajiv Shukla said. — PTI

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