Bul­lies and in­cor­ri­gi­ble: Ex­perts tear into BCCI

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NEW DELHI: The In­dian cricket board is a place for “shar­ing of spoils”, a re­tired judge en­trusted with the job of clean­ing up the sport said on Satur­day.

The sting­ing com­ment by re­tired judge Mukul Mud­gal was sup­ported by three in­ter­na­tional crick­eters dur­ing a ses­sion at the Hin­dus­tan Times Lead­er­ship Sum­mit here.

Mud­gal is lead­ing a fourmem­ber panel prob­ing cor­rup­tion in the world’s rich­est cricket body fol­low­ing al­le­ga­tions of spot fix­ing in the 2013 version of the cash-rich In­dian Premier League. The scan­dal had forced N Srini­vasan to step down as BCCI pres­i­dent af­ter his son-in-law Gu­runath Meiyap­pan was found guilty of bet­ting.

“To­tal monopoly some­times brings in evil,” Mud­gal said in ref­er­ence to the BCCI’s dom­i­nance in the crick­et­ing world be­cause of its rich cof­fers.

For­mer In­dia skip­per Bis­han Singh Bedi said the first word that comes to mind when BCCI is men­tioned is “in­cor­ri­gi­ble” while for­mer Aus­tralia cap­tain Ian Chappell called the cricket body a “bully”. The crick­eters, in­clud­ing for­mer In­dia Test cap Gau­tam Gamb­hir, agreed that new BCCI regime has shown signs of clean­ing up the tainted board.

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Delhi CM Arvind Ke­jri­wal at the HT Lead­er­ship Sum­mit. Listing out steps to fight pol­lu­tion, he said green­ing of pave­ments would start in Jan­uary and vac­uum-clean­ing of roads from April.

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Re­tired judge Mukul Mud­gal, head of a panel prob­ing cor­rup­tion in BCCI, and for­mer Aus­tralia cap­tain Ian Chappell at a ses­sion.

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