Hiken Shah allegedly approached Rajasthan Royals leg-spinner Pravin Tambe © AFP
Hiken Shah allegedly approached Rajasthan Royals leg-spinner Pravin Tambe © AFP

New Delhi: Former cricketer Kirti Azad has dubbed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s decision to suspend Mumbai Ranji cricketer Hiken Shah as just ‘the tip of an iceberg’ and claimed that the corruption and the scandals that have been there within the board will be revealed in the days to come.

“I think it’s just the tip of an ice berg as far as Hiken Shah is concerned. I am surprised why it took BCCI over a year to suspend him. There is so much scandal and corruption that has taken in BCCI. ALSO READ: Hiken Shah suspended for making ‘corrupt approach’ to fellow player

“I feel that it’s just going to come out now. I hope it does as the court will come out with the verdict as how much punishment has to be given to the two people that have been allegedly involved in match fixing,” Azad told ANI.

He further said that the matter should be looked upon seriously as BCCI has been involved in many other scandals and corruption.

“It’s a board for cozy club of India, that’s what BCCI stands for,” he said.

The BCCI has suspended Shah for breaching its Anti-Corruption Code after it was found that he created a flutter ahead of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) season.

It has been revealed that Shah had approached Rajasthan Royals leg-spinner Pravin Tambe for match fixing.