IS Bindra hopes game of cricket is cleansed and restored to ots pristine heritage

IS Bindra (above) said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s alleged conflict of interest wasn’t discussed at the BCCI’s Working Committee meeting on Monday © Getty Images

New Delhi: Jun 11, 2011

Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President I.S. Bindra said on Tuesday that he had written a letter to current head of interim group Jagmohan Dalmiya ahead of Monday’s Working Committee demanding suspension of the controversial franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.

“I had written to Jagmohan Dalmiya before the working committee meeting about suspending the two franchises. The issue was raised on the floor of Working Committee. Mr Dalmiya said that the role of the two franchises will be probed further and the matter is being looked into,” Bindra told PTI on Tuesday.

When asked about the issue of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s conflict of interest, Bindra answered: “There was no discussion regarding Mahendra Singh Dhoni during the working committee meeting.”

The newly appointed BCCI treasurer Ravi Sawant told a news channel on Tuesday that the board will shoot off a letter to Dhoni on the issue but the veteran administrator wasn’t amused.

“What is Sawant’s authority to speak in this matter? The treasurer is not supposed to make comments about the showcause notice. That is utter nonsense. And before you start bringing guilty cricketers to book, I think we need to also look at the role of the administrators,” he fumed.