New Delhi: Justice RM Lodha Committee will submit its final report on the role of former COO Sundar Raman in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing and betting case by the end of this month, according to a report in the DNA.
Investigation headed by CBI officer Vivek Priyadarshi is also looking into foreign bank account details of Raman, which could put him and the Indian board on a sloppy wicket.
Despite being considered as N Srinivasan's right-hand man, Raman continues to get backing of the new BCCI regime. The board's support to its most high-profile employee has come as a surprise to many especially after scathing observations made by the judges during the trial.
"Interestingly, the investigators got many leads from none than BCCI insiders who still believe that one top official (read secretary Anurag Thakur) is also playing into the hands of ICC chairman N Srinivasan," a source was quoted as saying by the DNA report.
"Why is the BCCI so hell-bent on continuing with Raman? This question bothers all those who want to the BCCI to clean up its mess? Why is that we are forcing the Justice Lodha Committee to impose everything on us. Why aren't we not helping ourselves by showing the world that we want to set our house in order?" a senior BCCI official told DNA on Friday.
A section within the BCCI is not happy about the conduct of Thakur for not involving them in selection of committees.
"A person like Shukla, under whose tenure the IPL spot-fixing scandal broke out, was reappointed as chairman by Thakur. There is hardly a visible change in the working of BCCI. Things are just the way they were when Srinivasan was in charge," a senior BCCI member added.