S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan, who played in IPL-VI for Rajasthan Royals and Amit Singh, a former player of the franchisee, have been issued show-cause notices and will now be questioned by Sawani.
“These cricketers have been asked to meet Sawani so that they can be questioned and facts can be ascertained. Sawani must now decide on which day he will meet these players,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told The Indian Express.
The BCCI will also issue a show-cause noticed to Rajasthan Royals medium-pacer Siddharth Trivedi, who has become a prosecution witness. BCCI had in May suspended the three cricketers and asked Sawani to probe the IPL spot-fixing case. Sawani will complete the probe and submit the report to the BCCI’s disciplinary committee.
The BCCI’s internal inquiry isn’t complete because they have not been able to question the cricketers so far. Following their arrests, these cricketers were in police custody and judicial custody. They are currently on bail. “We now want to probe the matter at earliest so that a decision can be taken by us on this issue,” Patel added.
Though Sawani’s office (BCCI-ACSU) has its headquarters at the Wankhede Stadium, he can conduct an inquiry at any place. Last year when a television channel conducted a sting on cricket players, the subsequent inquiry was conducted in New Delhi. Patel said that Sawani had also met Delhi Police officials.
However, it is unclear when the two member commission appointed to investigate the betting allegations against BCCI president N Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyapan and Rajasthan Royal’s co-owner Raj Kundra will begin their probe.