Kale case: Disciplinary committee to meet

Published: Thursday, May 27, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata :The Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) has decided to convene another meeting of its disciplinary committee to take a final decision on the Abhijit Kale bribery issue.

Disclosing this, BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, who heads the committee, said in Kolkata that he had a telephonic discussion with the other two members - Kamal Morarka and Ranbir Singh Mahendra during the day.

''It has been decided that the committee members would meet in person soon to take a final decision on the case,'' he said.

However, he refused to disclose the date of the meeting saying ''such things cannot be made public till the letters for the meeting are despatched to the members."

The Board's final verdict on the Kale affair, the biggest scandal to rock Indian cricket since the betting controversy, has been delayed due to the non-availability of Morarka who had been abroad on a personal trip.

The bribery issue came to light in mid-November following complaints lodged by two selectors Pranab Roy and Kiran More that Kale had offered Rs 10 lakh to each of them to buy a place in the Australia-bound Indian team last year.

Based on the complaints, the Board suspended Kale and appointed chairman of the Bar Council of India D V Subba Rao as inquiry commissioner.

On receiving Rao's report, the disciplinary committee framed charges against the cricketer and issued a show cause to him.

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