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Six states call for BCCI's emergent working committee meeting

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 11:15pm IST | Agency: PTI

At least six affiliated state units, including Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), have sought an emergent working committee meeting of the BCCI on Sunday to discuss matters related to the Supreme Court case regarding the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal.

The Supreme Court today said that N Srinivasan cannot head BCCI till he comes out clean in a probe conducted against him and 12 others, including India-capped cricketers, whose names have been mentioned by Justice Mudgal Committee report in the IPL betting and spot fixing scandal.

K K Sharma, Officiating Secretary, RCA, in a letter to BCCI Acting President, Shivlal Yadav, said that they are unaware of who is instructing the Counsel appearing for the Board in the Supreme Court.

"We have noticed the observations of the Supreme Court during today's hearing. We are unaware as to who is instructing the counsel appearing for the Board in the said matter. The issues have never been discussed at a Board Meeting and no Board Meeting has been convened in this regard," Sharma said in his letter.

Besides RCA, a few other state associations of the BCCI have also shot similar letters to the Board.

"At least five or six affiliated members of the BCCI have written letters to BCCI on similar lines," a top BCCI official said.

Sharma further wrote, "We do not want that the stance taken by the Board should damage the reputation of the Board and Players and therefore we request you to convene an Emergent working committee meeting of the Board on 20.04.2014 at the Headquarters of the Board in Mumbai to discuss the matters pending before the Supreme Court as the said matter is now listed for 22.04.2014."

"We feel that the Board Counsel should be instructed about Board decision and should not take instructions from certain individuals."


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