Jagmohan Dalmiya's Health Worries Supreme Court Panel on IPL Scam
Jagmohan Dalmiya was assisted by his son when a Supreme Court committee met the BCCI president during a question-answer session on IPL 2013 scam. Most answers were given by Dalmiya's son.
A three-judge committee looking into allegations of spot-fixing in Indian Premier League was left wondering about who is 'really' calling the shots in the Indian cricket board. This after Board of Control for Cricket in India chief Jagmohan Dalmiya was found to be having 'incoherent' and 'incomprehensible' speech, during a meeting with the committee. (When Sourav Ganguly said BCCI in safe hands under Dalmiya)
The committee - headed by former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha - met Dalmiya in Kolkata on Tuesday and found him unwell. Dalmiya's son Abhishek answered questions on his behalf which left the panel members wondering about the functioning of a board where its chief is not in perfect mental and physical condition.
Appointed in January by the Supreme Court to probe IPL spot-fixing allegations and also recommend changes in the administrative structure of BCCI, the three-member committee has been in talks with several prominent cricket administrators in the country. Dalmiya, who was elected unopposed on March 2, had promised to clean the image of Indian cricket but his current health condition puts a big question mark - one that has left the committee puzzled - on cricket administration in the country.
Meanwhile, sources close to NDTV revealed that the committee is expected to submit its report regarding quantum of punishment to Gurunath Meiyappan - son-in-law of former BCCI chief N. Srinivasan - and Rajasthan Royals' Raj Kundra. The two were found guilty of being involved in betting, by the Supreme Court in a landmark judgement on January 22. (Supreme Court's top-10 observations in the IPL 2013 spot-fixing case)
(With inputs from A Vaidyanathan)