U Rupasinghe: Azhar to discuss betting allegations scandal (5 Sep 1997)

Friday 05, September 1997

Azar to discuss betting allegations scandal

Upali Rupasinghe in New Delhi

Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin has been invited for a discussion by Justice Yaswant Vishnu Chandrachud, who is probing the betting allegations against Indian cricketers.

The inquiry on the betting scandal is scheduled to be held in Mumbai on Thursday, a day before Azar and other Mumbai players leaves for the Conditioning Camp in Delhi.

According to BCCI sources, it is certain that he will be asked to give his version or explanation on why Rashid Latif, the former Pakistani cricketer had to individually send him a fax in Sri Lanka, denying his allegations about Azar's alleged involvement. BCCI officials are also convinced that Azharuddin will certainly appear before Justice Chandrachud's one-man committee.

Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Nayan Mongia and Andra Pradesh D. V. Subba Rao, manager of the West Indies tour are among those scheduled to appear before the committee in the next few days.

Meanwhile the Central Bureau of Investigation has initiated an inquiry into the entire procedure followed by Doordarshan, the national television network for the World Cup telecast on allegations that the Doordarshan had lost Rs. 350 million by having a contract with Star TV.

Source :: Daily News (http://www.lanka.net)