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Chief Sunil Gavaskar to probe Raman role in IPL fixing

BCCI-IPL's interim president Sunil Gavaskar is considering Aditya Mehta (AP) BCCI-IPL's interim president Sunil Gavaskar is evaluating CAB secretary Aditya Verma's request to remove IPL COO Sundar Raman. (AP)
Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Posted: April 9, 2014 1:51 am | Updated: April 9, 2014 11:56 am

Interim president of BCCI-IPL Sunil Gavaskar said he was evaluating the request of Bihar Cricket Association (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma, who wants IPL COO Sundar Raman removed from his post for alleged involvement in corrupt practices.

“I am seized of the matter and evaluating all the information that I am getting,” Verma quoted Gavaskar as saying in reply to the CAB official’s letter to the former India captain, urging him to take action against Raman.

Verma, on whose PIL the Bombay High Court ruled that BCCI’s two-member panel constituted to probe IPL spot-fixing scam was unconstitutional, had also alleged that Raman passed insider information for betting purposes in the Twenty20 event last year.

“I had also mentioned about the transcript given by Mumbai Police to the Mudgal Committee indicating the role of Sundar Raman in passing insider information which clearly aided and abetted betting in the last season of IPL,” Verma said in his letter to Gavaskar.

“The said conversation formed part of Annexure-15 to the report filed by Mudgal Committee regarding intercept of 15th May, 2013 between Jaipur based bookie Pawan and Vindoo Dara Singh showing that Sundar Raman gave tip to Gurunath Meiyappan which were being shared by Vindoo Dara Singh to bookie Pawan,” he claimed.

Srinivasan to attend meet

Under-fire N Srinivasan is all set to attend the ICC executive board meeting in Dubai on April 9-10 as BCCI’s “representative” despite being sidelined from the Cricket Board’s affairs following a Supreme Court directive.

A senior BCCI official confirmed that Srinivasan “will attend the ICC Board meeting”, according to the website ESPNcricinfo.

While the Supreme Court had shunted out Srinivasan from all affairs of the board, the two-judge bench had declined to pass an order in relation to his role in ICC affairs, saying it was an “internal” matter of the BCCI, allowing Srinivasan to represent the board.

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