Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

BCCI chief to defy calls to quit over IPL scandal   Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab Times - 12/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!

(MENAFN - Arab Times) New world cricket boss N. Srinivasan was expected Tuesday to defy calls to step down as India cricket chief despite a damning court inquiry that implicated a relative in illegal betting. After an extensive investigation, a Supreme Court panel said son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was guilty of illegal betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and allegations of match-fixing against him should be further probed. The three-member panel's findings released on Monday were a blow to Srinivasan coming just days after he was elected the first chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), in a shakeup of the world body

A.C. Muthiah, a former head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said Srinivasan's role in the sport's administration was untenable following the findings. "It has definitely weakened Srinivasan's position," Muthiah told the Times of India on Tuesday. "He has to recuse himself according to corporate principles because it is a clear case of conflict of interest." "Corporate governance is a very important factor. You can't have tainted people to run international cricket," he said. But Srinivasan, who successfully weathered last year's betting and fixing IPL scandals, was expected to brush aside the calls to quit the BCCI, with supporters saying he has not been accused of wrongdoing

"I can't see Srinivasan stepping down just because of the report since he himself has not been found guilty of anything," a senior BCCI member said. "Besides, he is in total control of the board. Who is going to go against him?" the member told AFP on condition of anonymity. Another official added: "This is just a report. Everyone needs to take a step back and wait till the Supreme Court rules on the matter." The Supreme Court appointed the panel on October 8 to investigate the scandal that last year rocked the popular Twenty20 tournament run by the BCCI. The probe was separate from investigations by police, who have filed charges in court against Meiyappan, a string of officials, players and bookmakers for illegal betting during the tourament. Meiyappan was the team principal of Chennai Super Kings, an IPL franchise owned by Srinivasan's India Cements company and captained by national skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Former captain and wicketkeeper Moin Khan is the new coach of Pakistan, while Aamir Sohail has been removed as chief selector by the new management committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board. Sohail was appointed only last week by Zaka Ashraf, who was sacked on Monday as PCB chairman by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who appointed the eight-member management committee. PCB chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed says the committee endorsed Najam Sethi as their chairman during a meeting lasting well over five hours at Gaddafi Stadium on Tuesday. Ex-test opener Shoaib Mohammad, son of the great Hanif Mohammad, was appointed as fielding coach while bowling coach Mohammad Akram's contract was extended for two years. Azhar Khan will be acting chief selector

Former Pakistan captain turned politician Imran Khan Tuesday lashed out at the country's newly reappointed cricket chief, alleging he was being rewarded for helping the ruling party commit fraud in last year's general elections. Najam Sethi, a prominent journalist who was also appointed as interim chief minister of the Punjab province during last year's election campaign, was reinstated as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman on Monday by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. His predecessor Zaka Ashraf was removed on charges of not running the board properly. But Khan said that Sethi was being rewarded for helping to rig the result of the May elections, in which his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party won 35 of the 272 seats in the national parliament. The PTI has launched legal challenges concerning the result in hundreds of constituencies at the national and provincial levels. "When the election tribunal rules on them we will know... who fixed the puncture and who was rewarded with the gift of the PCB chairmanship," Khan told reporters. "Fixing the punctures" refers to election rigging allegations. Sethi denied the allegations


Arab Times

  MENA News Headlines
 Nov 27 2015 - Qatar- Buoyed by strong buying, QSE snaps four days bearish spellGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Snapping four days of bearish spell, Qatar Stock Exchange gained a marginal 11 points, mainly on buying in the transport, realty and insurance stocks.Domestic institutions ...

 Nov 27 2015 - Saudi Aramco plans to invest more in Indonesian oil sectorGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Saudi Aramco is looking for further investment opportunities in Indonesia's downstream refining and petrochemicals industry, the company's CEO said yesterday, after initiating a ...

 Nov 27 2015 - Despite $500bn loss, Opec seen holding the line at Vienna meetGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) It'll take more than $40 crude to make Opec change its mind, analysts said before the group's December 4 meeting in Vienna.In the year since the Organisation of Petroleum ...

 Nov 27 2015 - Qatar- WTCC season finale set to light up Losail circuitGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) This time at the Losail International Circuit, the screeching wail of the MotoGP and the WSBK motorcycles will be replaced by the guttural exhaust note of the touring cars ...

 Nov 27 2015 - UK- Time to start bombing IS, Cameron tells lawmakersGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Prime Minister David Cameron told lawmakers yesterday it was time to join air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, saying Britain cannot "subcontract its security ...

 Nov 27 2015 - Blogger case still before Saudi courts: ministerGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The case of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, whose flogging sentence created worldwide outrage, is still before the courts, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday."The legal ...

 Nov 27 2015 - Palestinian hits Israeli soldiers with car in West Bank, shot deadGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) A Palestinian rammed his car into Israeli soldiers at a bus station in the occupied West Bank Friday before being shot dead, police said. "A Palestinian car hit two Israelis ...

 Nov 27 2015 - Envoy meets head of Qatar-EU Friendship GroupGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar's Ambassador to Belgium and head of Qatar's mission to the European Union, HE Sheikh Ali bin Jassim al-Thani, met at the European Parliament the head of the ...

 Nov 27 2015 - Qatar- Traffic diversion for 2 years in Al Rayyan areaGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) A traffic diversion for almost two years will come into effect on Gharrafat Al Rayyan Street between Gharrafat Al Rayyan Roundabout and Qatar Foundation (Civil Defence) from ...

 Nov 27 2015 - KSA's Aramco plans to spend big-cash in IndonesiaMENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi Aramco seeks further investment chances in Indonesia's downstream refining and petrochemicals industry, amid its recent USD5.5 billion development to enhance Indonesia's biggest ...




Click to Apply


Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help