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No taint on Srinivasan in IPL spot-fixing case, says BCCI Panel

The Board Of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI’s) Working Commitee backed N Srinivasan and IPL’s COO Sundar Raman in the IPL 2013 spot-fixing case.

The Committee, which met at Chennai today issued a statement after the meeting: “There is no taint on the conduct of N Srinivasan and the allegations leveled against him by unscrupulous elements were baseless and were aimed at destabilising the working of the BCCI.”

The BCCI’s Working Committee met here at Chennai for nearly two hours today. During the meeting it was decided not to take any action against Sundar Raman, COO of IPL. Instead the board decided to support him to represent his case at the Apex Court.

“Like everybody is given an opportunity to explain himself, we have decided that Sundar Raman should be allowed to present himself in the Supreme Court,” said Sanjay Patel,  BCCI’s Secretary. For further queries on the BCCI’s approach on this, he said, “Let the Supreme Court decide on the issue,” he told reporters after the meeting.”

The development comes a day after the Panel has cleared Srinivasan of any involvement in fixing or betting and dismissed allegations that Srinivasan tried to scuttle investigations into the IPL match-fixing scandal.

The members noted with the conclusions in the final report of the Mudgal Committee and felt that there is no taint on the conduct of N Srinivasan and the allegations leveled against him by unscrupulous elements were baseless and were aimed at destabilising the working of the BCCI.

The Working Committee postponed the 85th Annual General Meeteing of the BCCI to December 17, 2014. Originally it was scheduled to be held on November 20.

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