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Published: Saturday, January 6, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi: The BCCI Special Commissioner K Madhavan on Saturday said that he hopes to complete his report on two former coaches - Kapil Dev and Ajit Wadekar - by the end of this month.In an interview to a TV channel, Mr Madhavan however made it clear thatcalling Kapil Dev and Wadekar was not an after thought on his part. It is the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which decided that these former captains also needed to be investigated.Mr Madhavan was to have examined Kapil Dev and Wadekar this weekendhere but both sought postponment of the meetings. Wadekar will nowmeet Madhavan on Monday and Kapil will come in on Wednesday.The BCCI decided to refer these two to Madhvan after it was found that most of the incidents and matches listed in the CBI report were during their managership.Mr Madhvan told the channel, "Initially I was asked to look into the players who have been indicted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). But later the BCCI special general body meeting held in Calcutta on November 29 last year, many members wanted some more enquiries to be done. So that was entrusted to me subsequently and I called them." Mr Madhavan said, "He will have to examine Kapil Dev and Wadekar with reference to various issue brought out in the CBI report and also other facts which may come out during the examination.''About his report on Kapil and Wadekar, Madhavan said, ''See the target I have kept is January 31. That is a self imposed target. It also depends upon what they say. If some further inquiries are required, I may take a little longer.''About corruption among the officials, Madhavan said that no official has been named by the CBI. ''The report only says that the BCCI as a body needs to clean up its supervision.'' But he added that the CBI would come up with a report on TV deals. He said he was ''absolutely under no pressure'' from anybody within the BCCI. ''I am approaching the whole issue with an open mind and depending on facts I will take a decision.'' UNI

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