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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has filed an affidavit with India’s Supreme Court to contest the Mudgal report’s findings that sidelined president Narayanaswami Srinivasan and four other officials did not take any action against a player who violated the code of conduct.
“The individual along with four other BCCI officials was aware of the violation of the Players Code of Conduct by Individual 3, but no action was taken against Individual 3 by any of the aforesaid officials who were aware of this infraction,” the Mudgal report said.
However, the BCCI claims that the Indian Premier League (IPL) player, who is known as Individual 3, had been “orally reprimanded” by then BCCI president Shashank Manohar.
In the Mudgal report, the player has also been named as one of the individuals involved in the 2013 IPL corruption scandal.
In his affidavit, BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said: “On 18th (November), BCCI discussed Justice Mudgal Panel report and Ranjib Biswal, representing Orissa Cricket Association, who was the manager at the time of incident, mentioned that the incident referred to by the panel took place when he was the manager of the Indian cricket team. The incident was a minor one and player was orally reprimanded and Shashank Manohar, President of BCCI at that time, was satisfied with the explanation given by the player.”