‘ICC probing Lalit Modi bribery accusations’

Kolkata :  Informing that the ICC was probing former cricket administrator Lalit Modi’s bribery accusations against three cricketers including Suresh Raina, secretary Anurag Thakur on Saturday said the BCCI can react only after a formal intimation about it from world cricket’s governing body.

Speaking to mediapersons here, Thakur also said the newly formed cricket advisory committee consisting of legends Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman and Sourav Ganguly, will take a call on deciding the appointment of the Indian team’s coach.

“The ICC is probing the matter but so far they have not informed us anything on that. We will react only after getting a formal intimation,” Thakur said.

Modi alleged on Saturday that Indian cricketers Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and West Indian Dwayne Bravo had taken bribes from a bookie who was also a builder. The three are all members of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.

Modi claimed through a series of tweets on Saturday that real estate tycoon Baba Diwan of HDIL.co had given apartments to the players in addition to money to the tune of Rs. 20 crore each.

Modi also said when he was the IPL chief he “had banned him (Baba) from bidding for any IPL team.”

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