Wwhile the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday decided to await the findings of an internal inquiry into the spot-fixing controversy,Rajasthan Royals is set to file a criminal complaint against its players,S Sreesanth,Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan,who have been arrested.
It is learnt that Rajasthan Royals,who had set up their own inquiry into the matter,will file an FIR against the trio for cheating the public and breaching their contract.
Addressing a press conference at the end of the BCCIs working committee meeting here on Sunday,board president N Srinivasan confirmed that Rajasthan Royals will press charges against the players.
We also invited the Rajasthan Royals owners and management to attend the meeting and brief the working committee on this incident. We were informed that they intend to file a police complaint against the three players, he said. The IPL franchise was represented by co-owner Manoj Badale.
I am for zero tolerance against those who have put us in such disgrace. It is indeed shocking. There could not have been a bigger betrayal than this, said Rajasthan Royals chairman
Ranjit Barthakur while speaking to The Indian Express prior to the BCCI meeting.
At its meeting today,the BCCI decided that all players agents would have to be accredited. Also,an anti-corruption official and a security officer will be associated with each franchise.
The BCCI has appointed its Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) chief Ravi Sawani as commissioner of an inquiry into the spot-fixing issue. The board said it would wait for the committees findings before taking any action against the players.
Weve asked Ravi Sawani to submit a report to the disciplinary committee,and if the committee says they are guilty,we will take stern action, said Srinivasan. We have to observe all channels of natural justice. If the players are found guilty,we will not hesitate to act ruthlessly.
Srinivasan said the ACSU faced limitations in stopping corruption as it was not a police organisation,and would be handicapped when it comes to control over bookies.