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BANGALORE (AFP) - Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla told AFP that this year's edition of the cash-rich cricket extravaganza had been free of corruption, thanks to a multi-pronged approach to tackling fixing. In an interview shortly before Sunday's final, he said the organisers engaged the anti-graft unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC), local police and the expertise of a former top cop. The IPL is the most popular domestic league in the world but has been plagued by controversies since its inception in 2008, with corruption and match-fixing cases often taking centre stage. A spot-fixing scandal in 2013 led to two teams - Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals - being suspended last year for two seasons. Shukla said an aggressive approach to tackling fixing meant there had been no signs of corruption at the ninth edition of the IPL, which feat...

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