By Sanjay Jog
Shashank Manohar, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from October 2008 to September 2011, is remembered by players and board members for the way he had supervised the cleaning up of the Indian Premier League mess and bringing in more financial discipline. He talks to Sanjay Jog on the ongoing spot fixing scandal. Edited excerpts:
What is your take on the scandal and the subsequent arrests?
After completion of my tenure as BCCI president, I am in no way connected with the game or with the functioning of the board. However, in my view, after the names of three players came to light (in the scam), BCCI on its own should have approached the police and filed the complaint. Thereafter, the case should have been transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Whosoever is guilty should be punished.
In fact, I strongly feel that each and every match played in the IPL-6 session should be probed and the present investigations should not be restrict to only these three players.