New Delhi: BCCI President N Srinivasan came down hard on the players arrested in the spot-fixing case, telling CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar that those found guilty should be sent to jail, while vehemently denying that the Indian Premier League was fixed.
"Every punishment is little for them. If these players are found guilty they should not be allowed to play cricket any more .... They should be sent to jail. This has shocked all of us, didn't expect it from a player like Sreesanth," the board president said.
When asked if these repeated incidents point towards the whole tournament being rigged, Srinivasan vehemently denied that. "Everybody is saying IPL is finished," he said. "I acknowledge three cricketers have done this. Naturally it will have some act and your view will be different from mine. If evidence comes out we will deal with it. Bcci is very concerned [but] IPL is not fixed."
When being quizzed if BCCI will reply to an RTI, Srinivasan said BCCI doesn't come under it. "BCCI is a private body. The RTI Act does not apply to us," he replied, saying he will come out with a reply one the police investigation is over. ...more
02:46 PM, May 18, 2013