New Delhi: Ajay Maken on Friday, told reporters that the Board of Control for Cricket in India should call Vinod Kambli and question him on his allegations about possible match-fixing in the 1996 World Cup.
Kambli had earlier claimed that he suspected the Eden semi-final between India and Sri Lanka to be fishy and it prompted Maken to call for a probe by BCCI. "The concerned sports federation should call Kambli and ought to question him," he said at Nagpur where he will witness the footnall matches of Nagpur Premier League.
BCCI's Rajiv Shukla had said on Saturday that Kambli's allegations were not worth probing but Maken was firm that any claims of betting must be checked and dealt with sternly. "A law against betting will be discussed with the Home Ministry," he said.
On the issue of the revised Sports Development Bill, Maken maintained his stance and said that if any sports federation wished to remain out of it's gambit, then it must not use the word 'India' in its name. "66 sports federations will be brought under the bill as per RTI. This includes the BCCI as well. If any federation has a problem with being under the bill, then it must not have India in its name."
BCCI had earlier written to the ministry explaining that it was a charitable trust which aimed at promoting cricket and cannot be, therefore, brought under the bill.