India Today – The Anti-Corruption unit of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to probe allegations of bribery in Uttar Pradesh cricket.
- A Hindi news channel in Uttar Pradesh released a string operation which claimed that a member of IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla’s personal staff sought bribes to facilitate selection of players.
- According to a report by news agency PTI, the Hindi news channel in UP broadcast an alleged phone conversation between one Akram Saifi and cricketer Rahul Sharma.
- Saifi is an execustive assistant of Shukla and is “heard seeking favours in “cash and kind” to ensure Sharma’s selection in the state team.”
- Pursuant to the tele-conference between Chairman of COA (Committee of Administrators) and (BCCI) Acting President (C K Khanna) and pending the appointment of a Commissioner under Rule 32 of the rules and regulations of BCCI, we are seeking an explanation from Mr.
- PTI further reported that Sharma, who has never played for India and has not been a part of the state team either, “alleged that Saifi sought bribes and other favours to ensure his selection in the team.”