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The board has been put in an embarrassing position: Dalmiya

July 30, 2013 21:04 IST

The board has been put in an embarrassing position: Dalmiya

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Outgoing interim chief of BCCI Jagmohan Dalmiya admitted that Bombay High Court's verdict of terming the two-member probe panel "illegal and
unconstitutional" has put them in an "embarrassing position." 

Questioned on the impending crisis that has rocked the cricket board, a perturbed Dalmiya said,"I do not know how big is the crisis is but I can say that it has put us in an embarrassing position. I must have received at least 50 to 80 calls since morning. But I want to say that I am equally in
dark."

About the Bombay High Court order, Dalmiya said that he has not received the order. 

"Nothing has been communicated to us in the last 24 hours. I have just read it in the media reports. My knowledge is as good as yours. I do not know where to go from here, we have to wait and see."




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'Let me first understand where do I stand'

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Quizzed on the next course of action, he replied,"It is a million dollar question." 

He was equally non-committal when asked about who will chair the working committee meeting in Delhi on August 2 as N Srinivasan has declared that he will be attending the meeting.

"Who will chair August 2 meeting? I myself do not know where is the chair... Let me first understand where do I stand... I do not have any information officially.

"This however does not mean there is some difference with the BCCI," Dalmiya gave a half-hearted reply.




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Wake Up BCCI, warns Modi

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Meanwhile, former IPL comissioner Lalit Modi has asked the BCCI members to not blindly support president N Srinivasan and vice president Arun Jaitley.

Two days after the BCCI probe panel cleared Srinivasan's son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra of charges of betting in IPL 6, Bombay High Court declared the two-member panel as "illegal and unconstitutional".

"BCCI members wake up and see writing on the wall and not blindly support Srini and Jaitley in this scam. Fans will not accept this from you," Modi wrote in his twitter page. 

"Day to day hearing in A C Mutthiah vs Bcci On conflict of interest also likely to start in next few days.Supreme Court will decide on this." 

Modi further tweeted: "Next meeting they will ban me for life. To try and stir media attention ...." "Every dog has its day" Lets them enjoy this moment but I'm sure only truth will prevail," he further wrote.




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