Pay to play? April 27, 2004

Kale to face disiplinary commitee

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Abhijit Kale will face a disciplinary committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India for his final hearing on April 29. Kiran More and Pranab Roy, two national selectors, alleged that Kale offered them bribes in order to be selected in the Indian team.

The panel that will hear Kale's case is headed by Jagmohan Dalmiya, the BCCI president, and includes Kamal Morarka and Ranbir Singh Mahendra, two vice-presidents of the board. Kale had earlier replied to the board's show cause notice with a 17-page letter.

The Press Trust of India reports that SK Nair, the secretary of the BCCI, said, "It's going to be an in-camera meeting and no details can be divulged at this juncture." The same report adds that Kale has confirmed receiving the notice.