BCCI jumps in, summons Warne, Dixit for hearing
The cricket board has called a meeting at its headquarters in Mumbai today afternoon to discuss the row between Shane Warne and the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) secretary Sanjay Dixit. HT reports.cricket Updated: May 17, 2011 10:29 IST
The cricket board has called a meeting at its headquarters in Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the row between Shane Warne and the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) secretary Sanjay Dixit.
Warne, the Rajasthan Royals skipper, had after the home defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 11 lashed out at Dixit, reportedly calling him a "liar, cheat and egoist". The two had angry exchanges after the game, according to eye-witnesses at the ground.
Dixit had complained to the BCCI, and although Rajasthan Royals CEO Sean Morris tendered an apology, he was unhappy the franchise did not specify the disciplinary action they planned to take against the Aussie spin legend.
Dixit has said he would file a criminal complaint against Warne.
The blond spinner, who would have preferred to bid adieu to his playing career on the pitch than at any disciplinary hearing, continued his war on Twitter, again threatening he would 'expose' the cricket official. Both parties have been summoned for the meeting.
Dixit told Hindustan Times, "I'll be flying out for the meeting. He (Warne) has no evidence, no proof against me." Warne may not attend and Royals CEO Sean Morris is expected to go.
Former Aussie batsman Dean Jones, under fire for making critical comments against the RCA while defending Warne, denied he had said anything offensive. "Please let it be known that I have at no point of time used the phrase 'licking his (Warne's) feet'. Instead I said, 'please kiss his feet', which in simple words mean giving due respect," Jones said. "If I have offended anybody then I am extremely sorry," he added.
First Published: May 17, 2011 00:04 IST