BCCI should wait till police probe ends: Sports Ministry

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The sports ministry has raised questions over BCCI’s two member probe committee’s decision to clear Chennai Super Kings (CSK) owner Gurunath Meiyappan of fixing charges on Sunday.

The ministry has said that the cricket board should not jump to conclusions before the police end their investigations into the matter.

"The BCCI might have cleared them but I think the Indian Cricket Board should wait for the police probe to get over," said Sports Secretary P K Deb on Monday.

However, BCCI vice-president in an interview said that the board cannot wait for the police report.

"There is no evidence of any wrongdoing found by the judges against Raj Kundra, India Cements and Rajasthan Royals. The report will now be forwarded to the IPL Governing Council which will take a final decision when it meets on August 2 in New Delhi," BCCI vice-President Niranjan Shah had told reporters.

A two-member panel, comprising former High Court Judges T Jayaram Chouta and R Balasubramanian, submitted its report to the BCCI Working Committee which met in Kolkata on Sunday amid intense speculation that the Tamil Nadu strongman could get back the job.

The probe panel found no evidence against Chennai Super Kings owner Gurunath Meiyappan in the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal which rocked the sixth edition of the event.

However, Mumbai Crime Branch has maintained that it has enough evidence to nail Meiyappan.

With PTI inputs

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