Television reports claimed that strategic timeouts and cheergirls, too, could be banished but HT could not independently confirm it.
Asked about a deadline for the probe panel investigating allegations of betting against Srinivasan's son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings’ Gurunath Meiyappan, Dalmiya merely said: “It is a million dollar question”. Srinivasan has agreed to stay away till the probe report is out.
“No one can deny that the image of Indian cricket has been tarnished. But at the same time you can’t cry over spilt milk. We need to ... take our responsibilities,” Dalmiya said, adding he was not in favour of scrapping the cash-rich league.