JUSTICE R. Balasubranian and Justice Jayaram T Chouta to look into complaints of IPL


A symbolic picture of a cheer girl.

City Air News photo: Arvind Sharma

CHEER girls be kept away from sport: BCCI working committee members

Dharamsala, June 10, 2013: The Working Committee of the BCCI met at Taj Palace, New Delhi, on Monday, and decided  that  a Probe Commission consist of two retired judges Justice R. Balasubranian and  Justice Jayaram T Chouta  shall look in to the complaints received from the IPL against  Gurunath Meiyappan, Raj Kundra, The Chennai Super King Franchise and The Rajasthan Royals Franchise.

In the meantime, Raj Kundra has been suspended pending enquiry from participation in cricket activities under the aegis of BCCI

Stating the decisions of the meeting Joint secretary of the board Anuraag Thakur said that  for the vacant posts of Honoray Secretary and Honoray Treasurer, following appointments were proposed, namely Hony. Secretary: Sanjay Patel and  Hony. Treasurer: Ravi Savant.

In the meantime, Ravi Savani, who was appointed to enquire into the alleged match-fixing and spot-fixing allegations against some players, has submitted his interim report to the Disciplinary Committee of the Board. The Disciplinary Committee decided to issue charge sheets to the concerned players.

The Working Committee confirmed the following tours:

A. Indian team’s tour of the West Indies in June-July 2013.

B. Indian team’s tour of Zimbabwe in July-August 2013.

C. India A’s tour of South Africa in August 2013.

D. India under-19 team’s tour of Australia in June-July 2013,

E. India under-19 team’s tour of Sri Lanka in August, 2013.

The Working Committee decided to take measures to clean up Indian Cricket. Members of the committee discussed possible measures and concluded that cheer girls should be kept away from the sport and that players and members of the support staff should not attend late-night parties. It also wants a strict code of conduct for the players, support staff and franchise owners and has decided to restrict the movement of cricketers in the dug-out and dressing room. Other measures which were considered are jammers inside stadium to block cell phone signals and barring players to use ear-plugs. The owners from now on will be restricted from entering dug-out and dressing room during matches. All players and staff of franchises need to furnish telephone numbers with the BCCI before the tournament.

Suggestions will be invited from all quarters, including Franchisees, to ensure that the IPL is conducted in the best possible manner. A separate Working Committee Meeting will be held soon to finalise the action plan.

Monday, June 10, 2013