Mumbai: BCCI’s Ombudsman Justice (retired) A P Shah and former Maharashtra Director General of Police A N Roy have been appointed to the newly formed five-member Pro Kabaddi Ethics and Governance Committee ahead of its fourth season.
The other members of the panel are Deepak Jacob, Charu Sharma and Pro Kabaddi League’s Commissioner, Anupam Goswami, said a release from the league here today.
Justice A P Shah is a former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court and Madras High Court while A N Roy has completed a distinguished tenure as DGP, Maharashtra and Police Commissioner, Mumbai.
Sharma and Jacob are nominees of the Mashal Sports board, which has promoted the League along with Star Sports. “This newly constituted Committee is mandated with a broad remit to oversee matters relating to Governance, Anti-Corruption, Anti-Racism, Anti-Doping and the Code of Conduct,” said the release.
“In order to uphold the highest standards of the game, this Committee is empowered with the authority to impose disciplinary measures in the event of violations of the aforementioned framework of rules,” it added.
“In the very recent past, global sport and international events have come under immense scrutiny across all aspects of their conduct and management. I am convinced that the re-presentation of the indigenous sport of Kabaddi with a modern, competitive and international face, offers an opportunity to showcase to the world India’s commitment to sporting benchmarks of excellence and governance that are second to none,” said Justice Shah.
“I am tremendously excited to be part of the most exciting development in Indian sports and Pro Kabaddi’s emergence as a sporting property. It is my expectation, after a career in law and order and public administration, to bring a wealth of experience and insight into helping build a sport for which I have a great affinity, and have endorsed throughout my career,” said retired Mumbai police chief Roy.
Pro Kabaddi’s fourth season is set to commence on June 25, with the playoffs scheduled between July 29 and 31.
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