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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Bookies still in touch with cricketers, claim BCCI anti-corruption unit chief

In a detailed powerpoint presentation (PPP) made during Saturday's working committee meeting in Chennai, ACU director and former police officer Ravi Sawani enlightened Board officials about its activities. "It was a very detailed presentation, in which Sawani highlighted the steps that the ACU has taken to checking corruption in cricket. The PPP comprised photos of bookies, including a lady, and also of two players. One has played Test cricket and one is a former firstclass player," a BCCI source told Mail Today.

"He said the two cricketers exchanged several calls with Nikita Mahajan (name changed). This was shown though a flow chart with arrows indicating the number of calls made by the players to the bookies and viceversa," said the source

He also listed out the many ways in which players could be trapped by bookies," he disclosed. "We were told that bookies were in touch with one of the three Rajasthan Royals players, caught in the fixing net by Delhi Police, for about two years."

Delhi Police arrested He also listed out the many ways in which players could be trapped by bookies," he disclosed. "We were told that bookies were in touch with one of the three Rajasthan Royals players, caught in the fixing net by Delhi Police, for about two years."

Delhi Police arrested Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan on May 16 and later filed a chargesheet against them. BCCI banned Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan for life, pacer Amit Singh for five years, and Siddharth Trivedi for one year. Chandila's punishment is yet to be determined.

On the other hand, a Supreme Court-appointed committee, headed by former Punjab and Haryana Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal, is probing the roles of BCCI president N. Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and others allegedly involved in the IPL scandal.

The source said Sawani made a special mention of the Ranji Trophy matches played at Roshanara Club, a private

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