Ravi Shastri should not be part of IPL scam probe panel, demands Aditya Verma

Ravi Shastri is part of BCCI's three-member probe panel that will be proposed to the Supreme Court in a hearing on April 22.

Updated: April 20, 2014 22:49 IST
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The unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma, who has dragged BCCI to the Supreme Court over the IPL spot-fixing scandal, opposed the three-member committee suggested by the Board to the SC to probe into the case. (Ravi Shastri named in three-member panel to be proposed by BCCI to Supreme Court for IPL scam probe)

Verma demanded a probe by either the Central Bureau of Investigation or National Intelligence Agency into the IPL scandal.

"Only CBI or NIA Enquiry is acceptable for me because if Hon'ble apex court-formed Justice Mudgal Committee is not acceptable by BCCI then why I will consider their probe panel," said Verma in a statement. (BCCI accepts Supreme Court order)

"On 22.04.2014 behalf of my CAB I will strongly object of this BCCI panel in Supreme Court and strongly demand for CBI or NIA enquiry. Only apex court can change the image of BCCI," he said.

Verma objected to the inclusion of former India all-rounder Ravi Shastri in the three member panel suggested by the BCCI to the SC in its emergent Working Committee meeting in Mumbai. (Srinivasan named in probe report: Supreme Court)

The other two members are former Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court J N Patel and ex-CBI Director R K Raghavan. (No reason why I should be removed as BCCI chief: Srinivasan)

"I have no any doubt about credential of two members but Mr Ravi Shastri is a paid employee of BCCI from long time. Last few days after IPL 6 scam he always read shrini chalisha, so no hope from Shastri," Verma said.

Verma has earlier demanded that the Board's former President Shashank Manohar head the panel to probe into the IPL scandal.

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