Pawar demands Home Ministry inquiry into all IPL-6 matches

New Delhi, May 29 (PTI): Former BCCI President Sharad Pawar today demanded a Home Ministry inquiry into all the 75 matches of the scandal-hit IPL VI, saying not doing so will give an impression that the Cricket Board is not serious about dealing with corruption in the sport.

"If the BCCI gives in writing to the Home Minister and request to investigate all the matches, the government can then investigate all the matches. They can interrogate anybody. They have legal sanction," Pawar said.

"If, however, the board does not accept it and says its own anti-corruption will do the job, I feel the board is not serious in dealing with the wrongdoings," he added.

A three-member BCCI inquiry committee is probing Gurunath Meiyappan, who is BCCI chief N Srinivasan's son-in-law and also CSK's Team Principal, and the spot-fixing allegations against three Rajasthan Royals players and its franchise as well as the Chennai Super Kings.

Justice T Jayaram Chouta, former Judge of the Karnataka and Madras High Courts, Justice R Balasubramanian, former Judge of the Madras High Court, and BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale are members of the Commission.

Pawar, who is also a former ICC President, was of the view that the IPL should continue after corrective measures are taken.

"One has to take corrective action. And IPL has to continue. It is a concept that Indian has developed and has been accepted by the global cricketing community," he was quoted as saying by 'The Week'.

Asked if the current BCCI chief N Srinivasan should step down from his post on moral grounds, pending investigation, Pawar said, "I don't want to comment on any individual," adding, "the anti-corruption unit of the BCCI has no authority.

"Suppose it goes to any team owner or any bookie, they will not listen to it."

Pawar said the spot-fixing and betting scandal has "shaken the confidence" of fans.
"One has to go to the root of the problem. One has to take very effective, ruthless, corrective action against anybody at any level," Pawar said.


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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Thu, May 30 2013

    Oh Pawar Saab…. Pls ask your Central Government’s Home Ministry to enquiry about Wheat Import Scam, Mumbai-Pune Express Way Scam and Farmers Loan Waiver Scams instead of IPL Matches

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mapusa

    Thu, May 30 2013

    I wonder why BJP is quite over this Rs. 40,000 Cr. IPL betting scam......

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Thu, May 30 2013

    Because amount is very small when compare to 1,76,000 Lakhs Crores & 86,000 Lakhs Crores Scams. Moreover from IPL Matches Common Men lose nothing

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    Wed, May 29 2013

    What happened to the "Committees" and "Enquiries" in the Lalit Modi Case ? He is now happily enjoying his life in London, passing sarcastic comments on BCCI and BCCI appears not to hear him ! All these "Committees" and "Enquiries" will fizzle out before hefty "commissions" as we have seen in the past. Now perhaps the "Committee" membmers will spend more and more money on their "meetings" and "deliberations" from which nothing will come out. Further waste of time and money.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Wed, May 29 2013

    Home minsiter is spot fixed and sent to USA. Whole UPA game is fixed by CBI..

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman / Washington,DC

    Wed, May 29 2013

    "Chora guru mattu Chandala shishyaru"...applied to Sharad Power....

    Jai Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  • Umesh Salian, Uppala / Dubai

    Wed, May 29 2013

    SP Saheb... Saglela vichaara... mag kai honar ???? dadi honar ?????
    Ghari locker barlela ahe sagalanche...

    WELCOME...Let us have clean IPL 7

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Wed, May 29 2013

    It is really a very good suggestion from Mr.Pawar to all IPL-6 matches to verify whether any of these matches were fixed.The ICCI own anti- corruption wing has not detected any of these irregularities though Delhi Police has found so much about match fixing.Over and above,there is a doubt tht BCCI officials are also involved in match fixing.Then how their own department can make a fair investigation in this matter.Hope,BCCI do the needful by allowing enquiry to outside agency to bring out the truth.Thanq.

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Wed, May 29 2013

    Yes Pawarji, Inquiry into all IPL-6 matches, correct!
    One has to take corrective action, not only for IPL, but on all Ministers also by LOKAYUKTA irrespective of party affiliations.

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