Corruption in the IPL June 10, 2013

BCCI gets Sawani report, passes on to disciplinary committee

ESPNcricinfo staff

The BCCI's Anti-Corruption and Security (ACSU) chief Ravi Sawani has submitted his interim report on the alleged spot-fixing by Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, the three Rajasthan Royals players who were arrested last month, to the board's working committee. The working committee, which met in Delhi on Monday, decided to forward the sealed report to the board's two-member disciplinary committee.

Board president N Srinivasan, who is currently refraining from carrying out his duties as BCCI chief pending the probe into the alleged IPL corruption, will not participate in the disciplinary committee's proceedings. That means what was originally a three-member committee has been reduced to a two-man panel, which will now examine the results of Sawani's probe. After studying the report, the committee will issue a charge sheet to the players, which includes all the charges laid down by Sawani, and the three players will then have an opportunity to explain their stand.

Though the working committee didn't even open the sealed envelope of Sawani's findings during the meeting, it discussed his recommendations with regards to player regulations during the IPL. Sawani, who was a special invitee at the meeting, suggested a stricter code of conduct for the players, ESPNcricinfo has learned. The committee also discussed restricting the number of sponsored events that the cricketers have to attend during the IPL.

During the meeting, the working committee also appointed Mumbai Cricket Association president Ravi Savant as the BCCI's treasurer. Savant replaces Ajay Shirke, who resigned the post in wake of IPL controversy. Earlier, Sanjay Patel had been named the board's new secretary, in place of Sanjay Jagdale, who had also resigned.

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  • Keith on June 14, 2013, 15:04 GMT

    Justice may yet prevail, but it should not be measured by how many cricketers get off. Honestly, I found the video footage of Sreesanth pulling his hand away from a ball hit straight back to him while bowling quite troublesome, even before the allegations of spot-fixing were leveled against him. I will not say that this alone will convict Sreesanth, but I would hardly be surprised if such an outcome awaited him at the end of legal proceedings.

  • Notanideologue on June 10, 2013, 17:00 GMT

    Justice will prevail. We live in a country where Judge can overrule the craziness of Delhi Police. Now that Sreesanth got bail with Judge clearly indicating the lack of evidence against him, BCCI chief who called Sreesanth a dirty cricketer should apologize to him. Instead of banning him, bring him back , with clear instructions that cricketers must not be in touch with any person other than the team management while they are active in the cricket season. Plus, there must be a security clearance from BCCI for the managers and private staff that cricketers hire themselves when they are playing under BCCI contract.

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