Fleming’s IPL team raided by tax officials

BY MICHAEL FIELD
Last updated 13:05 22/04/2010

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Former New Zealand cricket captain Stephen Fleming has been caught up in the deepening Indian Premier League (IPL) financial scandal as tax officials raided the offices of four teams, the Hindustan Times reports.

It said Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials have hit the offices of four IPL teams, pulling the data on ownership and salaries.

One of the four raided is the Chennai Super Kings in Chennai which is coached by Fleming.

Another raided is the Kolkata Knight Riders in Kolkata which has New Zealander Brendon McCullum on its roster.

The other squads visited by ED were the Deccan Chargers in Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab in Chandigarh.

The Hindustan Times said the ED operation was dubbed in simple terms as a 'survey'', part of a pincer attack in which officials are separately chasing foreign exchange law violations in a maze of transactions linking tax havens to mysterious stakeholders in some teams.

Tax department sources said the IPL franchisees will have to furnish complete information on salaries and perks paid to players over the last three years, effectively bringing players and their incomes under the ambit of the probe.

Other New Zealand players are likely to be caught up in the probe.

The raids come as IPL boss Lalit Modi fights to retain control of the organisation he created.

ED officials are also going after broadcast companies linked to IPL, including Multi-Screen Media and World Sports Group.

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