BCCI inquiry commission cannot function without complete team: T Jayaram Chouta

Sanjay Jagdale, who was part of the three-member commission resigned from the post of BCCI secretary © Getty Images

New Delhi: Jun 1, 2013

Justice T Jayaram Chouta, who was appointed as one of the members of inquiry commission to investigate the IPL spot-fixing scandal, said it was not possible for the committee to function unless all three members are there.

“The team is not there, only two members are there. Unless the commission is there, I don’t think we can function now,” said Justice Chouta.

He insisted that it was left to the BCCI to appoint some other person following Board secretary Sanjay Jagdale’s decision to step down from his post and out of the probe panel.

“It is left to the BCCI to appoint some other person. Last night, we came to know about the resignation of Mr. Sanjay Jagdale,” he said.

Justice Chouta, Justice R Balasubramanian, former Judge of the Madras High Court, and Jagdale were in the three-member inquiry commission, which was appointed by the BCCI to go into the allegations against Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of N Srinivasan, who has been arrested on charges of betting in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League matches.

Meanwhile, Jagdale reiterated the BCCI needed some new faces to come in.

“I have been deeply hurt by the latest developments that took place in Indian cricket in the last few days. I was hurt just in a way millions of cricket fans have been hurt since I as a former player am attached to the game for so long.

“Some changes needs to be done and I thought it’s better to get out so that some new faces come in. He, however, added that ‘not everyone is corrupt in the BCCI’,” said Jagdale.

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