In its bid to clean the image of the sport, the BCCI has notified all the Board members to sign an undertaking declaring that they do not have 'conflict of interest' while holding functionary posts in their respective cricket associations.
When the Indian Premier League betting scandal was unravelling last year, with exposures of Sreesanth of Rajasthan Royals and Gurunath Meiyappan of the Chennai Super Kings colluding with syndicates in the UAE, then Board president N.Srinivasan's, (who was also owner of the CSK, and Meiyappan's father-in-law) response to calls for him to resign was that he himself had "done no wrong".
Former India batsman V.V.S Laxman on Wednesday termed the suspension of two Indian Premier League (IPL) teams Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) as unfortunate, but added nothing is bigger than cricket and the game will ultimately emerge victorious despite the controversy.
Tasked by a judicial committee to suspend Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in the wake of the betting scandal in 2013, the IPL Governing Council on Sunday decided to implement the panel's order in toto and set up a working group to work out the modalities.
The much-debated termination issue of the suspended IPL franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals did not find many takers during the IPL Governing Council meeting in Mumbai on Sunday with the exception of former BCCI treasurer and GC member Ajay Shirke.
Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar on Saturday squarely blamed N Srinivasan for the mess in the high-profile IPL, saying that he was the "root of all scandals" and should immediately step down as the ICC chairman.
The Governing Council of the popular but troubled Indian Premier League will meet today to discuss the repercussions of the suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, and also to chalk out a new roadmap for the T20 event.
Former BCCI chief Shashank Manohar on Friday dropped in at the city to meet current president Jagmohan Dalmiya and discuss the road ahead for the board after suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee.
Comeback stories are probably the most enduring ones in sporting lores. The Indian Premier League (IPL), which has seen the good, the bad and the ugly of cricket, is likely to have its share of comeback stories with erstwhile Deccan Chargers (DC) eyeing a return.
Justice RM Lodha, who headed the committee that proposed a two-year suspension of the two teams -- Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals -- has said that the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) is free to terminate the IPL franchises.
Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday welcomed the decisions of the Supreme Court-appointed committee on the betting activities in IPL and said they would be strictly followed.
Slamming Raj Kundra's criticism of Justice Lodha Committee's order of suspending the Rajasthan Royals owner from any cricketing activity for life, petitioner in IPL spot-fixing scandal Aditya Verma on Thursday claimed that the London-based businessman's statement is a contempt of Supreme Court order.
Former New Zealand captain and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) coach Stephen Fleming has expressed the hope that he and other affected players will be looked after in the wake of the two-year suspensions of his team and Rajasthan Royals (RR) from the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Indian Premier League's two suspended franchisees Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals may be run by the BCCI under their banner for two seasons. This is after the R M Lodha panel who passed its order on suspending the IPL’s Chennai and Rajasthan franchisees for two years, top BCCI officials were busy on a conference call to decide on the next step to be taken.
Cricket, it's still lucrative in India. Despite the recent set-back the sport has received following the infamous spot-fixing and betting scandal, and the subsequent banning of teams and former owners, a host of Indian business houses are in line to join the Indian Premier League (IPL) bandwagon.