Dalmiya: After match IPL parties could be banned
Jagmohan Dalmiya who took over as BCCI's working group chief yesterday, on Monday has vowed to restore the credibility of cricket. He indicated that...
Jagmohan Dalmiya who took over as BCCI's working group chief yesterday, on Monday has vowed to restore the credibility of cricket. He indicated that the after match parties during the IPL could be banned. Dalmiya said that he will make all efforts to achieve the ultimate goal so that "the good name of cricket is retained". "I don't have any medicine that you get instant result. We don't have any such kind of a magic. We will try our best," he said. 73-year-old Dalmiya made it clear that he had powers to fill up vacancies in the Board and will await a final response from Ajay Shirke before taking decisions. "They (Jagdale and Shirke) were given 24 hours time. Initially, we requested that we have full faith in you and therefore please carry on and don't insist on resignation. They were given 24 hours time. That was yesterday's position. "As far as Jagdale is concerned, he has no intention to withdraw resignation. That's the stand so far. I tried to talk to Shirke, also Mr Shetty and others tried to talk to him but not able to communicate with him. I will wait. "I'm hopeful that a decision will come out. No decision has been taken as yet. I will wait for another 24 hours," Dalmiya said. Mr. Dalmiya said that in case both the secretary and treasurer refuse to reconsider their resignations, the vacancies will be filled up. "As far as the present context, if they are not there, the vacancy will be filled up. It is already in the rules. If there is a vacancy it would be filled up. There are rules for this from President to down below. We will go by the rule book," he said. On whether there was a timeline for the probe against Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and CSK franchise, Dalmiya said, "It is a million dollar question. How can there be a timeline. It will depend on how you proceed and how you work. "Just 24 hours have past since I took over. Let us wait and not rush through." On whether he had the powers to take decisions, Mr. Dalmiya said, "Wait and see whether I've got any power or not. Allow me to settle me in my chair. Hold on, I've not passed 24 hours." Mr. Dalmiya said he had been given a responsibility under difficult circumstances and he could not shy away from it. "No. This is no comeback. Temporarily I am given a responsibility and I thought this is a time one cannot shy away. That is why I've accepted the challenge." On whether he would represent the BCCI in the ICC during this period, he said, "No decision yet. I may and may not be present at the ICC."