Deccan Chronicle – New Delhi: A member of IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla’s personal staff was on Thursday forced to resign after he was suspended by the BCCI due to a sting operation, which alleged that he sought bribes to facilitate selection of players in the Uttar Pradesh team.

Summary

  • New Delhi: A member of IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla’s personal staff was on Thursday forced to resign after he was suspended by the BCCI due to a sting operation, which alleged that he sought bribes to facilitate selection of players in the Uttar Pradesh team.
  • A Hindi news channel telecast an alleged phone conversation between Akram Saifi, an executive assistant of Shukla, and cricketer Rahul Sharma in which Saifi is heard seeking favours in “cash and kind” to ensure Sharma’s selection in the state team.
  • …pending the appointment of a Commissioner under Rule 32 of the rules and regulations of BCCI, we are seeking an explanation from Mr.
  • I can’t comment on the conversation between the two as it is their personal matter,” said UPCA Secretary Yudhveer Singh, dismissing the charges of corruption in selection.
  • Earlier, the BCCI had sought to steer clear of any association with Saifi even though it admitted that his salary was being paid from the Board’s funds.


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