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Finally, Board reaches out to fans to clean the mess

One major talking point to emerge from the spot-fixing saga has been the Indian cricket board's ignorance in tackling the serious issue. Since the scandal broke out on May 16, BCCI officials have spent most of their time trying to put their house back in order while ignoring the need to cleanse the system.

india Updated: Jun 11, 2013 02:04 IST
Firoz Mirza

One major talking point to emerge from the spot-fixing saga has been the Indian cricket board's ignorance in tackling the serious issue. Since the scandal broke out on May 16, BCCI officials have spent most of their time trying to put their house back in order while ignoring the need to cleanse the system.

However, one positive outcome from Monday's emergent working committee meeting in New Delhi was the BCCI chalking out plans to revive Indian cricket, which has suffered a severe dent due to the spot-fixing scandal.

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Looking for advice

The board will now seek the advice of millions of cricket fans from across the globe to clean up the game. They can log into BCCI's official website and provide their views, which will be taken into consideration while framing fresh guidelines for good governance.

“The working committee decided to take measures to clean up Indian cricket. Suggestions will be invited from all quarters, including franchisees, to ensure the T20 League is conducted in the best possible manner. A separate working committee meeting will be held soon to finalise the action plan,” a BCCI statement said.

The BCCI's Information and Technology committee chairman, Sudhir Dabir, said: “A separate link will be provided on the official website for the visitors to provide their suggestions. A committee will be constituted to study the suggestions. We expect thousands of them everyday, considering the strong following the game has in the country,” Dabir, also a board vice-president, said. The move will help the board win back the confidence of fans to an extent, but it will have to be braced for criticism as well.