'No ICC report on IPL wrongdoing'

'No ICC report on IPL wrongdoing'

BCCI dismisses Aussie newspaper story on ACSU interest in third edition of T20 bash

A report in ‘The Australian’, which quoted two unnamed IPL officials, said “a leading batsman had played so suspiciously that they could not explain his behaviour.”

However, IPL’s interim chairman Amin and BCCI spoke-sman Rajiv Shukla denied receiving any report from the ICC and said they were not aware of any such wrongdoing.
“There is a constant endeavour to check on any wrongdoing by the players. It’s been there and to make it stronger we  continue to be vigilant under the ICC rules and as well as IPL regulations. Everything is under constant monitoring and surveillance,” Amin said.
“As IPL chief I am not aware and don’t have any knowledge of any request made by the ACSU for investigation unless it has  been made to BCCI,” he added.

BCCI’s media and finance committee chairman Shukla said he was not aware of any such reports and said if any such thing is reported, the ACSU will look into it.

“If the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit investigates anything, BCCI always extends full cooperation. As far as IPL is concerned so far we have received no such report,” he said.

“But in IPL 3, the BCCI and the IPL had taken solicited services of anti corruption unit of ICC. If they had found anything, they would have definitely investigated that. But so far we are not aware of anything. If anything comes up now, it is purely upto anti-corruption unit to look into it,” he added.

The Australian, quoting two unnamed IPL officials, said they did not want to name the player as it would have been raised a bedlam in India. “...both officials agreed that his performances were highly suspect. They did not want him named for fear that it could be traced back to them and lead to retribution in India,” the report stated.

The newspaper said the officials found the ‘player’s performances were puzzling, particularly scoring slowly towards the end of an innings when the opposite should have been happening’. “He consistently under-performed and often appeared uninterested or distracted.”

The report said IPL officials have also been receiving complaints of ‘matches being rigged’ by various franchises. “He has been under the scanner for a while,” the official said.

The newspaper said the ACU is ‘frustrated’ with several Boards in the sub-continent ‘for failing to take stronger action against their players after being provided with information about dubious behaviour.’

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