BCCI likely to plead for some more time from Supreme Court

BCCI likely to plead for some more time from Supreme Court

The BCCI in all likelihood will plead before the Supreme Court to give them some more time to file a comprehensive investigative report on the scandals during the sixth edition of IPL.

The working committee members of the BCCI were unanimous in their opinion that to do justice to the report that will be submitted to Supreme Court, they would need some more time.

"Our legal counsel will request the Supreme Court to provide with some more time as the investigations haven't yet reached it's logical conclusion. We still need some more time before we can submit the report that has been sought by the SC," a senior BCCI office-bearer and working committee member told PTI today.

A Bench of Mr Justice B S Chauhan and Mr Justice Dipak Misra had last month, directed the BCCI to submit its report within 15 days and asked them to bring the errant teams and players to book on the basis of the report.

"Since the SC pulled up the BCCI for lackadaisical approach, the members feel that we should have all ends covered before we are in a position to submit the report. If you look at the incidents that have occured, 15 days is not good enough time to complete a detailed probe. The report that's going to be submitted will be detailed and exhaustive."

"The problem is lackadaisical approach of the BCCI and it must stop," the Bench had said in a tough tone when senior advocate Ranjit Kumar opposed a PIL seeking ban on IPL matches.

"We are not talking about individual players but about irregularities. What measures are you taking? You must take all steps to stop the irregularities," it said adding that judges also watch cricket.

Meanwhile, during working committee meeting today, Rajasthan Cricket Association president and Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways C P Joshi also joined I S Bindra in questioning BCCI's functional head Jagmohan Dalmiya's authority to take decisions related to the Board.

"Unlike Bindra, Mr Joshi wasn't in an attacking mode but still questioned Mr Dalmiya's authority. However when Mr Ravi Sawant apprised him about the clause in BCCI constitution which allowed Dalmiya to conduct and take decisions at the WC, he was fine with it.

"Once the meeting got over, he came up and hugged Mr Dalmiya," another member of the working committee said.