IPL Governing Council to discuss Biswal`s roadmap on Oct 6

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 19:17

Bhubaneswar: Newly-appointed IPL Chairman Ranjib Biswas today said the roadmap he prepared to make the tournament clean and corruption-free would be placed before the event`s Governing Council at its meeting scheduled to be held in Delhi on October 6.

"I have something in mind. I will share this with members of the Governing Council including Ravi Shastri and GR Vishwanath. Then only I can be able to speak publicly on it," Biswal told reporters here while replying to queries on roadmap to sweep corruption from IPL matches.

Stating that `check and balance` was essential to ensure a clean IPL tournament in 2014, Biswal said the Governing Council members would together take a decision about IPL`s next course of action.

Asked about match-fixing and corruption in the IPLthis year, Biswal said, "The IPL Governing Council will also review the past incidents."

BCCI has already taken certain steps by appointing anti-corruption units involving IPS officer, he said, adding one such unit would keep a vigil on each IPL team too.

On possible increase of teams under IPL tournament, Biswal said the Governing Council would deliberate on this matter at its October 6 meeting.

"The council will decide whether eight teams will participate or to increase the number to 10," Biswal said.

Biswal, also president of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA), said Cuttack was a venue of IPL matches. It comes under the catchment area of Sunrisers Hyderabad.

"I will try to convince them to take Cuttack as a venue," the 43-year-old IPL Chairman said.

Earlier after becoming IPL chairman, Biswal had announced "I will try to make IPL a clean cricket tournament. Besides, I will also see that IPL matches will be played in a better way with every passing season."

Besides Biswal, the Governing Council of the IPL comprises T C Mathew, Amitabh Choudhary, Chetan Desai, Nilay Dutta, Subir Ganguly, Ravi Shastri, GR Vishwanath, Arindam Ganguly (Special Invitee) and C K Khanna (Special Invitee).

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 19:17

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