BCCI to make rules more stringent, will conduct internal inquiry on alleged spot-fixing
On Sunday, the BCCI has called for an emergency working committee meeting at Chennai to discuss on the fall out of the spot-fixing controversy. Twenty eight members participated in the meeting, while several others have joined through video conference, including IPL's Chairman Rajeev Shukla, Anil Kumble.
The meeting which started at 11 am on Sunday and lasted for about 1.45 hours.
N Srinivasan, president, BCCI said that detail memorandum will be given to BCCI to further strengthen the vigilance. The Board also asked the Commissioner of Police in New Delhi to provide some details and offered all our assistance incase they need.
He added, that Rajasthan Royals owners have intend to file a complaint with the Police to investigate and punish the players.
Srinivasan said henceforth all the players and agents need to be accredited and access to players will be monitored strictly. Besides an Anti Corruption official will be attached with all the teams. He said, we cannot police bookies and cant police them. We dont have resource also.
"If the players are found guilty, the Board will not hesitate to take action against the players," said Srinivasan.
It may be noted, the agenda for the meeting was to discuss various issues including, the fallout of the spot-fixing controversy in the ongoing IPL, in which three players have been arrested by the Delhi Police. The Players include S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila who are belongs to Rajasthan Royals, one of the IPL Franchises.
A special cell of the Delhi Police arrested Indian pacer S. Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals teammates - Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan - for indulging in spot-fixing in at least three IPL matches as per arrangements with bookies who have underworld connections abroad.
The players, who have been suspended by the BCCI, have been brought to Delhi and charged under section 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.
The Board has also suspended first-class cricketer Amit Singh, who is allegedly a bookmaker now and was arrested along with 10 other bookies on May 16.
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