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SBD Global/June 18, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

BCCI Uses Spot-Fixing Video To Educate Junior Players In Wake Of IPL Scandal

With spot-fixing under the scanner in India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is showing video clips of the scandal involving young Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Aamer to educate its U19 and U25 players "against falling prey to corrupt practices," according to Mirza & Phatarpekar of the HINDUSTAN TIMES. The BCCI is educating the U25 team "at their off-season National Cricket Academy camp" in Mysore, India. The program, designed by the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, "includes video clips from the infamous Lord's Test" of '10. According to a top BCCI official, "with the players being groomed for senior cricket, the board wants to educate them at the junior level itself." Aamer was just 18 years old "when he was caught in the fixing scandal" (HINDUSTAN TIMES, 6/17). The HINDUSTAN TIMES also reported the BCCI's two-member inquiry panel and the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit Officer Ravi Sawani "will hold a meeting this week to iron out issues before the probe starts in the betting and spot-fixing case." A top board official said, "The Board has faced criticism over the appointment of the panel. And the issue looks complicated and the probe cannot go forward without the cooperation of the police and the courts" (HINDUSTAN TIMES, 6/17).

STILL IN POLICE CUSTODY: The PTI reported suspended cricketer Ajit Chandila, arrested in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case, was on Monday "remanded in fresh police custody for three days by a Delhi court after the agency said he was required to corroborate evidence collected from other accused" after invoking Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act. Additional Sessions Judge Ajay Kumar Jain said, "The matter is being investigated under the provision of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act. The prosecution is to be given full chance to unearth the entire crime. The accused is remanded in 3-days of police custody" (PTI, 6/17).
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