India's inaction over Raina's bookie link leads to ICC probe

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This is interesintg! India also has players who apparently have ties to bookies!

From: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/et-cetera/ICC-probing-BCCI-inaction-on-Raina-link-with-bookie-associate/articleshow/6802152.cms

The ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit is probing why the Indian Board kept quiet about a report of its player Suresh Raina being seen in the company of a woman linked to an associate of an illegal bookmaker, a media report said.

Making it clear that Raina was not suspected of any wrongdoing, The Sunday Times, quoting a senior ICC source, said the incident related to India's tour of Sri Lanka earlier this year.

With the heightened security concerns following the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in Pakistan, the Sri Lankans deputed a former general to look after the Indian team.

CCTV Cameras installed at the Indian team hotel showed that on more than one night Raina was in the company of a woman known to be an associate of a man allegedly linked to a bookmaker.

A report, including the CCTV footage, was submitted by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board to their Indian counterparts.

According to the newspaper report, it is the reaction of the BCCI secretary N Srinivasan that has led to the ICC investigation. Instead of acting on the report, Srinivasan is alleged to have got the Sri Lankans withdraw it.

23-year-old Raina plays for Chennai Super Kings, an IPL franchise owned by Indian Cements of which Srinivasan is a vice-chairman and managing director.

The investigation, led by ACSU head Ravi Sawani is believed to be looking into why the Sri Lankans shared the report with the BCCI first when under ICC anti-corruption rules it should have gone straight to the world governing body, the newspaper said.

According to the newspaper, this comes against a background of much talk in India that it was during IPL matches that spot-fixing re-emerged as a major problem.

In August, three Pakistan cricketers -- Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer -- were suspended following allegations that no balls were bowled during the Lord's Test in return for money.

When asked recently about the speculations of match-fixing in the IPL, ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said, "The first two editions were not policed by the ACSU. But they realised later on that they perhaps needed more support. The last one was the first time when they fully engaged the ACSU. And we will be engaged in the next IPL season as well."

An ICC spokesman, asked about the alleged investigation into the inaction of the Indian Cricket Board, said, "We don't comment on any investigation." Srinivasan was not available for comment, the report said.

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The BCCI is denying it

The BCCI is denying it obviously interesting to see how it pans out but i doubt any action will be taken on this matter

"The Indian cricket board Sunday rubbished a media report that it was told by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) that Suresh Raina was with a woman allegedly linked to an illegal bookmaker during the Sri Lanka tour.

The Sunday Times reported that the Sri Lankans submitted a report to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stating Raina accompanied the woman who was known to be an associate of a man linked to a bookmaker.

The discovery was made by CCTV cameras installed at the Indian team hotel in Sri Lanka.

According to the report, BCCI secretary N. Srinivasan's reaction led to the International Cricket Council launching a probe investigation into the matter.

Srinivasan influenced the SLC to withdraw the report, the paper said.

The ICC investigation ... is believed to be looking into why the Sri Lankans shared the report with the BCCI first when under ICC anti-corruption rules it should have gone straight to the world governing body,' the newspaper quoted ICC sources as saying.

Srinivasan termed the report as 'baseless and false'.

'The BCCI has just learnt that several media outlets are claiming that Sri Lanka Cricket submitted a report on Suresh Raina to it and that no action was taken by the Board.

'The BCCI would like to clarify that it has received no such report from SLC. The claims being made by a section of the media are totally baseless and false,' Srinivasan said.

Raina plays for Chennai Super Kings, an Indian Premier League franchise owned by India Cements. Srinivasan is a vice-chairman and managing director of India Cements."

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Posted here and Deleted the

Posted here and Deleted the other thread,Sorry Hilal,should have checked the forum before posting a new thread

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I see Cricinfo is too scared

I see Cricinfo is too scared of the BCCI to even report these allegations

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CricInfo owned by ESPN Star

CricInfo owned by ESPN Star now. ESPN Star survives in Asia bcoz of India's cricket craziness. So its obvious they wont be hurting Indian fans who see a God in Suresh Raina ;)

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Hehe ya i know,Cricinfo- Home

Hehe ya i know,Cricinfo- Home of indian cricket on the net

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No mystery woman in Sri

No mystery woman in Sri Lanka: Srini

http://www.mid-day.com/sports/2010/oct/2...

The BCCI and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) denounced London's Sunday Times for a report that claimed International Cricket Council's (ICC) Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ASCU) was probing why BCCI didn't react to a report that SLC sent to them about Raina being spotted with a woman allegedly linked to bookies during the tour.

According to the report, Raina on more than one night was seen in company of the woman in question. It further claimed that SLC provided BCCI CCTV footage from cameras installed at the Indian team hotel in Sri Lanka.

Quoting sources, the newspaper further claimed that ICC was unhappy with BCCI's decision to play down the matter after it had received a report from SLC. It is learnt that the woman who was reportedly with Raina is not his agent, but a friend. Raina did not respond to telephone calls yesterday.

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Six Pak players suspected of

Six Pak players suspected of rigging Sydney Test: ex-PCB chief

http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/cricketnews/Six-Pak-players-suspected-of-rigging-Sydney-Test-ex-PCB-chief/Article1-617502.aspx

Pakistan is history now. Dont let them play any more cricket. All these allegations against Indian players are coming from Sri Lankans and Pakistanis who want to hamper our World Cup preparation.

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Its to be expected,dont

Its to be expected,dont expect this investigation to go anywhere

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