Corruption in the IPL July 30, 2013

'Don't know why you're making a big issue'

ESPNcricinfo staff

N Srinivasan, the BCCI president, has said he didn't understand why a "big issue" was being made of the Bombay High Court judgment holding that the board's two-member committee that investigated and cleared the owners of Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings was constituted illegally.

"I don't know why you people are making a big issue," Srinivasan said, according to PTI. "A writ was filed and the court has given its verdict. The matter finishes there."

While delivering its verdict on the petition filed by the Cricket Association of Bihar and its secretary, Aditya Verma, the court said that the BCCI will have to investigate the matter afresh. However, the BCCI and Srinivasan, in their reply affidavits, termed the petition as "motivated and vested with personal interests".

BCCI's stand-in chief, Jagmohan Dalmiya, told ESPNcricinfo: "We will wait for the judgement to come into our hands before deciding our next step.

"I do not know how big the crisis is but I can say that it has put us in an embarrassing position," Dalmiya said, according to PTI. "I must have received at least 50 to 80 calls since morning. But I want to say that I am equally in dark."

With Srinivasan declaring that he would be attending the meeting of the board's working committee on August 2, Dalmiya said he had no idea who would be in the chair. "Who will chair August 2 meeting? I myself do not know where is the chair... Let me first understand where do I stand... I do not have any information officially. This however does not mean there is some difference with the BCCI."

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