BCCI to discuss Raj Kundra issue at Working Committee meet
Kolkata: Rattled by betting charges against Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra, the BCCI on Thursday convened an Emergent Working Committee meeting in New Delhi on Monday to discuss the issue and "take action if required".
Addressing a press conference here, the BCCI Working Group's chief Jagmohan Dalmiya said the entire issue of Raj Kundra's alleged involvement in betting will come up for discussion at the meeting.
"Raj Kundra issue will be discussed in the Working Committee, which is going to be held on June 10 and after we hear the details, if it demands any strict action, we will look into it," Dalmiya said.
The raging IPL (Indian Premier League) spot-fixing and betting scandal took a new twist today with Delhi police Commissioner disclosing that Kundra has confessed to betting in the IPL during his 11-hour interrogation.
The veteran administrator also said that Baroda Cricket Association's Sanjay Patel will be the new BCCI Secretary while the post of the treasurer will be announced later.
He also said that no BCCI member will be part of the inquiry Commission and the two retired High Court judges T Jayaram Chouta and R Balasubramaniam will form the two-member commission to probe allegations against BCCI chief N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and CSK.
Both justices Chouta and Balasubramaniam were members of the original panel, which also had BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) Secretary Sanjay Jagdale as the third member.
The Committee had to be re-constituted following Jagdale's resignation. Dalmiya was given the responsibility to choose the third member.
"I have decided that let there be a two-man commission.
We pose full faith in the two retired judges and leave the matter to them. These two judges will carry on the probe," Dalmiya said.
Dalmiya said there would be no time frame for the Commission to submit the report to the BCCI since, "we want total justice and will go deep into it. We will not curtail inquiry."