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BCCI addresses the media on IPL spot-fixing: Highlights

Chennai The Working Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) met today to discuss the IPL spot-fixing controversy and held a press conference afterwards. Here are highlights of the media briefing:

  • We have asked Delhi Police to share information.
  • We have also offered the Delhi Police all possible assistance.
  • Ravi Sawani appointed commissioner to probe spot-fixing allegations.
  • We will decide further course of action after the internal inquiry report is submitted.
  • We are handicapped as we have no power to take action against bookies.
  • Committee decided that henceforth all players' agents will have to be accredited with the BCCI.
  • We will closely monitor people who have access to players in the future.
  • We have information only about the three players arrested so far. We don't know if others are involved.
  • We have to observe all canons of justice.
  • If the players are found guilty, strict action will be taken.
  • BCCI will not cover up for anybody.
  • We had invited the management of Rajasthan Royals to team to attend the meeting.
  • Will intensify the education programme for players that we already have -- what is fair, what they should do and not do, and the deterrents in place.
  • Whether betting should be legalised is a separate argument.
  • We understand the Rajasthan Royals' management will file a complaint against the players.
  • We are a private body, Right to Information (RTI) Act does not apply to us. 
  • The Anti-Corruption Unit of the BCCI has limitations. It cannot gather information like the police do.
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