New Delhi: Senior Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Atul Kumar Anjan, has alleged that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), is the centre for corruption.
"BCCI has become a centre of corruption and a group of corrupts. In such a situation if we talk about IPL then Rajiv Shukla has resigned from the post of the commissioner not the BCCI and Arun Jaitley (BCCI vice president and BJP leader) has also not resigned. They are trying to show their importance after the media exposed the entire scandal and brought the truth before the people," said Anjan.
Earlier today, Sanjay Jagdale who a day earlier resigned as the secretary of the BCCI said, "I cannot say about other but I resigned on the basis of my own thinking. I felt that I should not stay here any longer. Nobody asked me to leave, nobody influenced me, I just felt that the things that are happening, I don``t want to be a part of them and I thought the time had come for me to leave."
Former President of the BCCI, I. S. Bindra said, "I am not a contender, I have never been a contender. I handed over my charge in 1993. I will not hold any office in the Board of Control for Cricket in India."
Meanwhile, senior politicians deplored the stand of the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) N. Srinivasan and its members over the spot-fixing scandal, swirling around the multi-billion dollar Twenty20 tournament.
The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) working committee would meet in Chennai today with intense pressure on board president N. Srinivasan to quit after his son-in-law and IPL Chennai franchise official Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested last month as part of the investigation.
The Indian Premier League (IPL), the sport`s richest tournament, was embroiled in controversy last month when the police arrested three cricketers - S. Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals team mates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila - on suspicion of taking money to concede a fixed number of runs and police have intensified investigations to discover the extent of the scandal.
Ali Anwar, a Janata Dal Party leader said that cricket has become a game for making quick money.
"It has become a game for making money and betting and as there is a lot of political lobbying that is taking place, said Anwar.
The May 16 arrest of three cricketers, including former test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, have exposed Indian cricket`s soft underbelly.
The BCCI has set up a three-member panel to investigate the allegations.