Kolkata, July 28 : Interim President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Jagmohan Dalmiya addressed the media here today after a Working Committee meeting to clarify that all the allegations against its players would be dealt with after thorough investigations are made.
The BCCI has been inflicted with several controversies after multiple allegations were made against players and owners, as part of the IPL spot-fixing scandal at the tournament’s sixth edition.
Amongst those accused, Indian team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni landed himself in the midst of controversy with an alleged conflict of interest during the IPL, after it came to light that that he had 15 per cent stake in Rhiti Sports, which also manages Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Pragyan Ojha, apart from him.
Assuring media persons that there will be a full-fledged probe into the matter, Dalmiya said, “I had said nothing will be swept under the carpet, even if it is Dhoni.” Dalmiya added that the board had changed its “mode of working” as far as keeping a check on players’ conflict of interests was concerned. “We have changed our mode of working.
We don’t believe you have to be after any player or anybody. Therefore, the players will have to declare their interest in sports management companies. We will see how we can help them,” Dalmiya said.
Meanwhile, Dalmiya also said that the BCCI would follow the procedures as per the anti-doping code when asked about Delhi seamer Pradeep Sangwan, who had failed a random dope test during the 2013 season of the IPL. Dalmiya also said that the annual contract for coaches and support staff for special academies has been renewed for one year.