Monday 10 June 2013 

BCCI Pledges To 'Clean Up Indian Cricket'

BCCI Pledges To 'Clean Up Indian Cricket'
BCCI Pledges To 'Clean Up Indian Cricket'
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has concluded its Working Committee meeting, held in the wake of the most recent developments in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal.

Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra has been suspended after he admitted placing bets on IPL matches and the BCCI has expressed a commitment to 'clean up Indian cricket'.

They also confirmed that an Indian team will tour Zimbabwe later this year, in July and August.

Following the decision last week of N Srinivasan to step aside as BCCI President, he has been removed from the three-man commission that was set up to investigate Chennai Super Kings official Gurunath Meiyappan as well as the owners of both the Chennai and Rajasthan Royals franchises.

Following the resignations of Sanjay Jagdale and Ajay Shirke, the board approved the nominations of Sanjay Patel and Ravi Savant to the positions of Honorary Secretary and Honarary Treasurer.

Savant had been asked to prepare an interim report when the initial allegations of spot-fixing broke and after submitting his report to the Disciplinary Committee, the Committee decided to issue charge sheets to the players involved.

The final point in a statement released by the BCCI concerned cleaning up Indian cricket.

"The Working Committee decided to take measures to clean up Indian Cricket. Suggestions will be invited from all quarters, including Franchisees, to ensure that the IPL is conducted in the best possible manner," it read.

"A separate Working Committee Meeting will be held soon to finalize the action plan."

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