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BCCI Interim President Dalmiya Promises To Clean Up Cricket As Media Criticize Board
Published June 4, 2013
MEDIA BACKLASH: The AFP reported India's media on Monday lashed out at the country's cricket board for "shaming the nation" after it allowed Srinivasan to avoid resigning over a spot-fixing and betting scandal that has engulfed the national sport. The Times of India wrote, "In one of the lowest points in Indian cricket history, an emergency board meeting of the BCCI dealt a huge blow to the game." The Indian Express said the meeting confirmed that the board "thinks for itself, not the game." The paper wrote, "Srinivasan may have given way for the moment, but the extent of his sway over the board was clear in that his resignation was not asked for, nor was it forthcoming" (AFP, 6/3). The PTI reported Punjab Cricket Association President I.S. Bindra on Monday said that "he fully stood by his claim that Sri Lankan Board had withdrawn a report which had mentioned an Indian player allegedly violating anti-corruption rules" during the '10 tour on pressure from the BCCI. Sri Lankan Cricket "refuted Bindra's claims that a BCCI official had arm-twisted the Sri Lankan Board to withdraw a report which had mentioned an Indian player allegedly violating anti-corruption regulations" during the Indian tour in '10 (PTI, 6/3).