BCCI beats hasty retreat
Board sets up panel to probe the scandal; talks tough against spot-fixing The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan...
Board sets up panel to probe the scandal; talks tough against spot-fixing The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan has said that while the BCCI remained committed to supporting investigations, it is 'handicapped' as it has no control over bookies. He also added that every player and official had been briefed in detail by the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) before the start of IPL 6. Speaking to members of the press after the Working Committee's meeting on Sunday, Srinivasan said that the Board had done everything in its capacity to educate players. "It's not that we have not done anything. Players and other officials were briefed extensively before the event," he said. Srinivasan also said that now, a new system will be put into place. "Players and their agents, representatives will have to be ratified by the BCCI and ACSU. We will put in place all measures to the maximum extent possible to monitor player behaviour." Saying that the Board has already asked Delhi Police to share details of its investigations, Srinivasan added that it also will support them, if needed. Srinivasan had earlier promised to "come down like a ton of bricks" if the players were proved guilty. He had said the IPL was otherwise clean and the tournament was a pride for the Indian cricket Board. The BCCI has its own Anti-Corruption Unit and has zero tolerance against match-fixing and doping.