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IPL Spot-fixing: Ravi Shastri part of 3-member probe panel
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed a three member inquiry panel to probe into the spot-fixing scandal.A The...
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed a three member inquiry panel to probe into the spot-fixing scandal.A The three-member inquiry commission will consist of two members of the IPL Operations Committee and an independent person in whose appointment he will have no role. It will comprise ofA Ajay Shirke, former cricketer Ravi Shastri and a retired High Court judge. The inquiry commission will be part of a five member committee consisting of Arun Jaitley, Rajeev Shukla and Sanjay Jagdale including Shastri and Shrike. Meanwhile, A N Srinivasan remains defiant, saying that his resignation is being sought only by a "hounding media". Mr. Srinivasan, whose son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings official Gurunath Meiyappan has been arrested for alleged involvement in betting, reached Chennai after attending the IPL final on Sunday night in Kolkata, where the crowd booed him during the presentation ceremony. "The press is hounding me, the media is hounding me. I have already clarified everything in the press conference. I have no reason to resign," Mr. Srinivasan retorted when journalists at the airport asked him about the scandal and whether he should resign on moral grounds. Mr. Srinivasan had on Sunday held a press conference hours before the final to declare that he would not step down. He also announced the setting up of a three-member enquiry panel to investigate the scandal, that led to the arrest of three Rajasthan Royals players. The BCCI president asserted that he has done nothing wrong and rejected reports of a revolt against him in BCCI. He made it clear that he would not be "railroaded, pushed and threatened to quit". "My support is complete and not one member in BCCI has asked for my resignation", he had said. "I have a job and we will act strictly. I assure you, the BCCI will act without fear or favour to investigate and if player, franchise or owners have breached any rules, action will be taken", he said.