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Madhavan to submit final report by Jan 31

Published: Saturday, December 23, 2000, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Chennai: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Special Commissioner K Madhavan, probing the match-fixing scandal on Tuesday said that he would submit his report on cricketer Nikhil Chopra's role soon, and his final report after examining former captains Kapil Dev and Ajit Wadekar by January 31.Mr Madhavan, also a former CBI Joint Director, examined Nikhil Chopra on the directions of BCCI president Dr A C Muthiah. "Chopra also handed over some documents to me for my perusal and said whatever he wanted to say," he said.Asked if Chopra was under any pressure while deposing before him, Mr Madhavan refused to disclose what the Delhi off-spinner, named by the CBI to have had links with bookies, told him. He merely said "Nikhil was in a relaxed mood."Chopra was also hopeful that he would get justice. Mr Madhavan also said Chopra did not say anything new during the questioning that contradicted what he (Madhavan) had discovered in his earlier investigation after the CBI had submitted its report.Mr Madhavan answered in the negative when asked if there were any fresh leads about the conduct or involvement of other players in the match-fixing scandal. Mr Madhavan said he would examine Kapil Dev and Ajit Wadekar after reaching Delhi on December 30 and submit his report by January31, 2001.He denied reports that the BCCI had asked him to look for further information beyond what CBI had reported. "If such information comesabout in the course of my present examination, I cannot ignore it,"he emphasised.Asked if he would suggest remedies to contain the corrupt practice of fixing matches, Mr Madhavan said in his report he had suggested to the Board how to streamline betting and prevent match-fixing. The CBI report had also made some suggestions to prevent the evil. Asked if he thought that the present probe and punishment meted out to players would put an end to match-fixing in Indian cricket, he said, "at least for some years no Indian player will dare to indulge in it."When asked was it necessity to examine Kapil Dev and Ajit Wadekar who had been cleared by CBI and when he (Madhavan) himself had commended the CBI's report, Mr Madhavan said, "If the BCCI asks me to do it, I will have to do it. I owe my report to the BCCI," he said.UNI

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