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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