BCCI Working Committee to meet next week

The BCCI treasurer Ajay Shirke on Thursday, had said he would consider resigning if the BCCI continued to evade the current controversy.

Updated: May 31, 2013 20:26 IST
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The Working Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India will meet in the coming week - an exact date is yet to be finalised - to give members of the Board a chance to share views following the recent crisis that has engulfed Indian cricket.

Anurag Thakur, the president of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association and joint-secretary of the BCCI, on Friday (May 31) afternoon, said he spoke to N Srinivasan, the BCCI president, and asked him to call a meeting of the Board. Srinivasan then scheduled the meeting for the coming week, but an exact date was not announced.

"We are talking to various members of the board and I have spoken to the president to convene a meeting and discuss all these issues in the meeting," said Thakur, referring to the controversy that erupted after three Rajasthan Royals players were arrested for alleged spot fixing, followed by the arrest of M Gurunath, Srinivasan's son-in-law. "I think it's very important to convene a meeting, I have spoken to the president and the secretary (Sanjay Jagdale) asking them to convene a meeting and I think they will convene a meeting over the next few days.

"I have spoken to Mr Ajay Shirke (the BCCI treasurer), he is also keen to have a meeting. Let there be a meeting where everyone can come and speak their opinion."

The treasurer, on Thursday, had said he would consider resigning if the BCCI continued to evade the current controversy.

Meanwhile, media reports claimed that Siddharth Trivedi, the Rajasthan Royals player, had agreed to become a prosecution witness and was likely to testify against his former teammates - S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan - who were arrested on May 16.

In further setback to Srinivasan, who has stood his ground despite a public outcry demanding his resignation, the custody of Gurunath, whose arrest has fuelled much of the tirade against the Board president, has been extended till June 3.

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