BCCI to conduct a fresh probe in the allegations of IPL spot-fixing fiasco

Rai put forth the importance of strengthening the system in order to minimise corruption.

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A week ago, BB Misra, a senior investigating officer of the 2014 IPL spot-fixing scandal, revealed that a member of the 2011 World Cup-winning Indian squad, was in touch with a bookie back in the 2008-09 season. However, he refrained from mentioning the name of the cricketer. The officer told that he couldn’t probe the event for the reason that it wasn’t a part of his charter.

His case was about the corruption charges against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) office bearers N Srinivasan, the former BCCI chief, his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, Sundar Raman, ex-IPL COO and Raj Kundra, Rajasthan Royals co-owner. Moreover, Misra talked about a connection between the agents who run player management companies and senior players.

Following the new revelations, the BCCI has decided to make a fresh probe in the accusations. Vinod Rai, former IPS officer and the chief of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) iterated that the decision has been taken after scrutinising the words of the investigating officer. Moreover, he put forth the importance of strengthening the system in order to minimise corruption.

We don’t want to single out any state or unit

“We have read the reports, looked into them and will take the necessary steps. As the board doesn’t have any record or evidence about the particular findings, as it was not given to the board and which only the court has access to, we will ask the court to provide them.

Also, we have informed the anti-corruption unit chief, and he will take further steps after studying the events,” Rai was quoted as saying in The Indian Express.

“We don’t want to single out any state or unit. But with the possibility of corruption in mind, we have decided to beef up our overall system. Earlier, the anti-corruption unit worked with one-two persons, but soon we will make our presence felt in every zone.

We will appoint experienced people who have worked closely in the zones and with other intelligence agencies, people who know how things work and know how to prevent it,” he added.

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