News Americas, NEW DELHI, India, Tues. June 30, 2015: The International Cricket Council has reportedly given a “clean chit” to two of their own and a West Indies cricketer who were accused of accepting bribes from an Indian businessman.
West Indies cricketer Dwayne Bravo, along with Indian cricketers Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja, all of whom play for the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK), were accused of receiving houses and cash from an Indian businessman who is also an alleged bookie. The Times of India reported that a leading Mumbai-based builder was accused of making lavish gifts to the three international cricketers.
Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi made the accusation to the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) chief executive David Richardson in October 2013. Bravo, according to Modi, had been paid in cash.
The ICC said the information was also provided to its Anti Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) and it dealt with it in accordance with its procedures.
However, the ICC’s Anti-corruption and Security Unit is understood to have found no corroborating evidence against the three international cricketers
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur made the disclosure in India on Monday saying “it is in a way a clean chit to the players.”