IPL spot-fixing: BCCI panel submits report

Updated: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 14:57 [IST]
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Spot-fixing: BCCI panel submits report

Kolkata, July 27: The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) two-member internal probe panel, comprising former judges T Jayaram Chouta and R Balasubramanian, has submitted its report on the IPL spot-fixing scandal, according to media reports on Saturday.

The committee, according to reports, has cleared sidelined BCCI chief N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan of betting charges but no BCCI official was willing to speak on the issue. But both Dalmiya and BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel have denied receiving the report. "We have not received any report... I've absolutely no idea about it," Dalmiya told PTI.

But insiders claim that the report was submitted on But insiders claim that the report was submitted on Thursday and the verdict would be read out absolving Meiyappan of the charges of betting in the last edition of the Indian Premier League.

A verdict in favour of Meiyappan would pave the way for Srinivasan into the BCCI as he had stepped aside from his post of president after Mumbai Police had levelled charges against his son-in-law in the spot-fixing and betting scandal.

The BCCI Working Committee will meet in Kolkata tomorrow and will discuss various issues including the spot-fixing report and India's tour of South Africa.

Srinivasan's return would also mean that he will be technically eligible to contest in the Board's elections in September. Srinivasan, however, would not attend the meeting tomorrow and Kasi Viswanathan would represent the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association.

Among other things at the Working Committee meeting, there's likely to be a debate over the Board's move to cap the age limit for domestic-level match referees at 60 as that would mean that BCCI would lose out on some prominent names like Kalyan Sunderam, B Raghunath, Raju Mukherjee and Balbir Singh, who have all crossed the age limit.

Former India captain and leg spinner Anil Kumble, now the president of the Karnataka Cricket Association, may raise the issue in the working committee as no such cap had been placed by even the ICC.


Story first published:  Saturday, July 27, 2013, 14:25 [IST]
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