The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) filed an affidavit to contest the Justice Mudgal panel’s finding that its president in-exile N Srinivasan and four other board officials were aware of a player’s code of conduct violation but did not act on it.
According to reports, the BCCI refuted the Mudgal committee finding that no action was taken against a player, known as the Individual 3 in the report, for his misconduct, saying he was “reprimanded”.
Srinivasan, the ICC Chairman, filed an affidavit in the SC requesting the apex court to allow his return to the BCCI top post since his name has been cleared by the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee that probed the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
Bringing up the findings of the Mudgal committee that found nothing incriminating against him, Srinivasan said, “I voluntarily stepped aside as the BCCI chief pending inquiry by the Mudgal panel. Now that nothing has been found against me, allow me to be reinstated as the BCCI president.
The affidavit by the apex cricket body said that a BCCI working committee meeting was held on November 18 to analyse the report and it was deciphered that the incident was about an overseas tour in which Ranjit Biswal was the team manager.
The affidavit said that Biswal, in the meeting, informed that the incident about “individual 3” (player) violating Players’ Code of Conduct was reported to the then BCCI president Shashank Manohar.
The BCCI said the nature of violation by the player was “minor” in nature and the player was “orally reprimanded”.
Along with the BCCI affidavit, Biswal also filed a separate affidavit explaining the entire episode.
The Mudgal Committee, which had submitted its report on November 17 had said that N Srinivasan, along with four other BCCI officials, was aware of the violation of the Players Code of Conduct by the player, but no action was taken by any of them.
The player was not named in the report. The next hearing on the case is on November 24.