India news August 28, 2013

Sawani submits IPL corruption report

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The report of Ravi Sawani, the former ACSU chief who investigated the corruption allegations involving three Rajasthan Royals players, has been handed over by BCCI president N Srinivasan to the BCCI's disciplinary committee, comprising vice-presidents Niranjan Shah and Arun Jaitley. This committee is then likely to present its findings at the BCCI annual general meeting in September-end.

Sawani, the head of BCCI's anti-corruption and security unit, was asked to investigate the spot-fixing allegations against Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. It is understood that Sawani sent in his report directly to BCCI president N Srinivasan last month.

Interestingly, Sawani finished his report without meeting Chandila, who has been in judicial custody of the Delhi Police since May 15. Although Chandila has made public comments recently, he has not met Sawani, who had met the other two arrested players and former domestic player Amit Singh, who allegedly played the role of the bookie, according to the police, Siddharth Trivedi and Harmeet Singh, both Royals players who agreed to be prosecution witnesses.

It is understood that Sawani submitted his report in two parts: one without examination of the players and later a supplementary report which involved facts about his cross-examination of the accused. Once Chandila is released, Sawani is expected to include his version and then update his report.

Amol Karhadkar is a correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Ashok on August 28, 2013, 21:08 GMT

    It is so much better to have just one detailed report with all the work completed. It looks like Sawani's report will come in "dribs & drabs" with part 1, 2 &3. Since these are all connected, it will adversely effect the conclusions. Such a report has limited value because Mr. Sawani will not be in a position to make any conclusions which are trust worthy! A report should be conclusive with a clear verdict + recommendations for future corrective actions..

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