BCCI's Official Statement on the Lodha Verdict and Sharad Pawar's letter to Dalmiya
Former ICC and BCCI President Sharad Pawar has reported wrote a letter to the BCCI PResident Jagmohan Dalmiya to call for an emergency Working Committee meeting to discuss about the verdict given by Lodha Panel. He also wants the BCCI to take further course of action on this issue in which Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were banned from IPL for 2 years fllowing their owners’ involvement in betting.
Pawar in an letter wrote In view of the decision rendered by Justice Lodha committee suspending Shri Gurunath Meiyappan and Shri Raj Kundra and also suspending Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for a period of two years, it is necessary to convene an emergent Working Committee/SGM meeting of the Board to discuss and to take further course of action in this regard.
He also mentioned that it is necessary for the BCCI to take some necessary steps to restore its own credibility and insisted the board to take the essential actions to clean the sport in the country.
It is essential and in the interest of the Board to take all necessary steps so as to restore the credibility of BCCI and game of cricket in India. It is necessary for the Board to be proactive in this matter and take all necessary actions to clean the game of cricket, he added.
BCCI Gives an official statement:
On the other hand Dalmiya said: BCCI is committed to honour and respect judicial decisions and it would give its observations after the entire report is read and a collective decision is taken.“BCCI is committed to ensuring transparency, accountability and cleansing the sport in order to restore the faith and confidence of millions of cricket loving people in the glorious game of cricket in general and IPL in particular.
BCCI Secretary Mr. Anurag Thakur said: We respect the verdict and would undertake a collective decision in a transparent manner, in the right direction and in the larger interest of the game after the verdict is received and analysed.
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