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‘League not responsible for this’

The spot-fixing scandal has turned the focus on the Indian Twenty20 league, and the BCCI president, N Srinivasan following his son-in-law's arrest for betting and suspected links with bookies.

india Updated: May 31, 2013 00:41 IST
HT Correspondent

The spot-fixing scandal has turned the focus on the Indian Twenty20 league, and the BCCI president, N Srinivasan following his son-in-law's arrest for betting and suspected links with bookies.

However, when Hindustan Times asked Rajeev Shukla shouldn't he also be answerable for the mess as he was the chairman of the Twenty20 league, he sought to distance himself from the current corruption scandal on Thursday.

Shukla said his primary responsibility was limited to the successful conduct of matches and he had done that well.

“My job is to organise matches. The league has been successful in every aspect, the only blemish is the allegation regarding spot-fixing,” he said.

Not GC’s headache

The BCCI’s anti-corruption wing is the watchdog in this regard. There has been criticism that it hasn’t been able to do its job well enough.

“It reports directly to the BCCI and ICC. It does not come under the supervision of the T20 league governing council,” Shukla said.

The Indian T20 league chairman alongwith the DDCA president Arun Jaitley had sought the resignation of Srinivasan after the BCCI president’s son-in-law was arrested for involvment in match-fixing.