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BCCI says player was 'reprimanded'

PTI 20 Nov 2014, 23:50:15 PM IST

New Delhi: BCCI Thursday refuted in Supreme Court the findings of the Justice Mudgal committee which probed the IPL spot fixing and betting, that no action was taken against a player for his misconduct, saying he was “reprimanded”.

The affidavit by the apex cricket body said that a BCCI working committee meeting was held on November 18 to analyse the report and it was deciphered that the incident was about the overseas tour in which Ranjit Biswal was the team manager.  

The affidavit said that Biswal, in the meeting, informed that the incident about “individual 3” (player) violating Players' Code of Conduct was reported to the then BCCI president Shashank Manohar.

The BCCI said the nature of violation by the player was “minor” in nature and the player was “orally reprimanded”.  Along with the BCCI affidavit, Biswal also filed a seperate affidavit explaining the entire episode.  

The Mudgal Committee, which had submitted its report on November 17 had said that N Srinivasan, along with four other BCCI officials, was aware of the violation of the Players Code of Conduct by the player, but no action was taken by any of them.

The player was not named in the report.