The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has constituted a three-member disciplinary committee to probe into the role of the Chennai Super Kings’owner Gurunath Meiyappan in betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The panel comprises former Indian cricketer and commentator Ravi Shastri, a former BCCI treasurer and a retired High Court judge. Ironically, two of the committee’s members are or have been associated with the Indian cricket board.

[caption id="attachment_1194" align="alignright" width="300"]The Chennai Super Kings failed to perform in the final because of owner’s arrest (Photo: BCCI) The Chennai Super Kings failed to perform in the final because of owner’s arrest (Photo: BCCI)[/caption]

Meanwhile, BCCI’s president N Srinivasan has refuted the news that he is going to resign from his post, alleging that the media wanted his retirement, but he would not do so.

The latest scandal that rocked the cricket world began when three Rajasthan Royals players were arrested for spot-fixing. Police arrested Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila with all the evidence and the trio later confessed to their on their wrongdoing. A few fixers were also arrested as the scope of investigations widened and big names started popping up, such as the CSK’s owner and Srinivasan's son-in-law, Meiyappan.

In the wake of Meiyappan’s arrest, N Srinivasan has been under pressure as demands of his resignation abound in media. At times, it seemed that Srinivasan would come to the media and announce his resignation. However, nothing such has happened, instead the BCCI chairman said that the media was on a fool’s errand.

The most surprising aspect of the three-member committee announced today is that two of its members are or have been part of the BCCI – Ajay Shirke and Ravi Shastri. Now the question is what will they dig out? Well, if reports of previous committees are anything to go by, the answer is clear and deafening. Nothing.
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