Dalmiya declines to comment on allegations

Published: Tuesday, September 27, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Chennai:Former President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Jagmohan Dalmiya yesterday declined to say anything on matters concerning the Board or react to charges levelled against him by former President, Raj Singh Dungarpur.

'I do not want to react or comment on charges levelled by Raj Singh on hearsay', Dalmiya, here for a day's private visit, told reporters at the airport before leaving for Mumbai to attend the review committee meeting.

The review committee will inquire into the standoff between Ganguly and coach Greg Chapell.

Asked for his reaction to Dungarpur's charges that he was responsible for the leak of Coach Greg Chappell's E-mail report, Dalmiya said 'first of all, I do not know about it. Secondly, even if I know anything, I cannot answer now'.

On Harbhajan Singh's remarks against Chappell, he said 'this matter will also be discussed in the meeting. I will get to know only tomorrow'.

On the possible outcome of the tomorrow's Review Committee meeting, Dalmiya said 'something has to be done. But I do not know what will happen'.

Asked whether the review committee meeting would take place, since Sourav Ganguly's maternal grandfather passed away at Kolkota, he said 'I do not know. I cannot say anything on this. I am a member of the Review Committee. I have been asked to be present and am proceeding to Mumbai'.

"The Board has invited everyone (committee members) to assemble in Mumbai. I cannot say who will attend the meeting'.

Meanwhile, S Venkatraghavan, former captain of the national team, will leave here for Mumbai tomorrow morning.

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