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Kale asked to depose before disciplinary committee

Published: Tuesday, April 27, 2004, 20:41 [IST]
 
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Mumbai:The disciplinary committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has summoned tainted Maharashtra batsman Abhijit Kale, who allegedly offered Rs 10 lakh each to two national selectors for a place in the Indian team, for a hearing before it in Kolkata on April 29.

BCCI sources said the day-long meeting of the committee would deliberate on Kale's reply to the showcause issued to him after an earlier one-man inquiry committee found 'prima facie' material against Kale in the matter which rocked the nation in mid-November following complaints from the selectors Pronob Roy and Kiran More.

The sources said that Roy and More have also been asked to be present before the three-member disciplinary committee that includes BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, and two vice presidents of the Board, Kamal Morarka and Ranbir Singh Mahendra.

The national selector from Central Zone, Sanjay Jagdale, who was informed of the bribe offer by More, was also likely to be present during the hearing.

Based on the complaints from More and Roy that Kale had wanted to buy his way into the Australia-bound Indian team late last year, the Board suspended Kale on November 21 and appointed chairman of the Bar Council of India D V Subba Rao as inquiry commissioner to look into the matter. On receiving Rao's report, the disciplinary committee framed charges against the cricketer and issued a show cause to him.

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