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Former chief Manohar to attend BCCI's Working Committee meeting

April 20, 2014 01:23 IST

Former president Shashank Manohar will attend the Board of Control for Cricket in India's Emergent Working Committee meeting in Mumbai on Sunday as a special invitee of the Vidarbha Cricket Association.

Manohar is not part of Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) but has been co-opted by them him so that he can represent them at the meeting.

Shashank ManoharManohar is one of the prominent faces who have called for change in guard in BCCI in the wake of the spot-fixing and betting scandal that rocked the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League last year.

Former Test off spinner Shivlal Yadav, the Supreme Court-appointed interim president of BCCI for non-IPL related matters, will chair the Emergent Working Committee meeting.

The future course of action of BCCI in the wake of whatever had transpired in the Supreme Court's hearing on April 16 concerning allegations of spot fixing and betting in IPL, is the item on the agenda.

The apex court had turned down N Srinivasan's fresh plea to return to the Board's helm of affairs and said the Chennai business tycoon cannot head BCCI till he comes out clean in a probe conducted against him and 12 others, including India-capped cricketers, whose names have been mentioned by Justice Mudgal Committee report in the IPL corruption scandal.

The Working Committee meeting, to be held two days before the next hearing of the case in the apex court, has been convened at short notice following demand from some state units affiliated to the Board after the Supreme Court hearing.

The unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma, who has shaken the BCCI by dragging it to the Supreme Court over the IPL spot-fixing scandal, has demanded that Manohar head the probe panel against the scam.

"Only Mr. Manohar can clean the image of BCCI and IPL," Verma said on Thursday.

The matter is scheduled to be heard in the top court on April 22 next and Verma said he would oppose any other name suggested by the BCCI.