BCCI orders internal probe, accreditation for players’ agents

Chennai, May 19 (IANS) All cricketers’ agents will now need to be accredited to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) while an anti-corruption official of the board will be assigned to each Indian Premier League (IPL) team, BCCI president N. Srinivasan announced here Sunday in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal.

The BCCI, at its emergency working committee meeting here, also announced an internal probe into the spot-fixing scandal involving three Rajasthan Royals players – S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan – who were arrested in Mumbai late Wednesday by Delhi Police.

Amongst others attending the meeting were former India captain Ravi Shastri (BCCI technical committee representative) and board secretary Sanjay Jagdale while IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla, IPL governing council member Arun Jaitley, and former India leg-spinner Anil Kumble joined through video conference.

As for the inquiry, Srinivasan said: “Ravi Sawani has been appointed as the commissioner to inquire into allegations against these players. His report will be submitted to the BCCI disciplinary committee.”

Srinivasan said an Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) official of the Indian cricket board will accompany each team.

“An ACSU official will travel with the team. Access to players will be monitored closely,” said Srinivasan.

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