Exclusive: Kirti Azad slams BCCI, says the verdict wont bring in change

first_imgFormer Indian cricketer Kirti Azad on Tuesday slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an exclusive interview with Rajdeep Sardesai on India Today TV. Azad said that the Indian Premier League (IPL) verdict will fail to usher any change in the board’s governing body.The Justice RM Lodha-led committee, which also included former judges Ashok Bhan and RV Raveendran, decided on Tuesday to ban Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra from all cricketing activities for their involvement in spot-fixing and betting in the IPL citing disrepute to the gentleman’s game. The ban which is effective from July 14, 2015, also sees the two IPL franchises Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) being suspended for two years. The former Indian cricketer also accused  BCCI of  violating the rules since IPL’s birth in 2008. The BCCI has failed to take action againstits corrupt officials, said Azad.The Lodha Committee report also mentioned that the fate of IPL COO Sundar Raman, who is also alleged to have been involved in wrongdoing, is yet to be ascertained as the investigation regarding him is still going on.Azad said BCCI members are  “United in corruption, alliances for position”.  Speaking on IPL verdict he said there won’t be any change in the structure of the BCCI and IPL should come under the Right to Information Act.He added that the members who are running the BCCI are the real reason behind all the wrong things happening to Indian cricket and said the people less busier should run the body, and not the politicians who don’t look deeper into issues and later claim that they didn’t notice.advertisement”BCCI officials won’t abide by the law, they think they are the law of the land,” he concluded.last_img

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