Chandigarh: After hailing the Supreme Court’s move to appoint a four-member Committee of Administrators to run the affairs of the BCCI, veteran administrator I S Bindra on Sunday shared his experiences so that Indian cricket’s ‘new saviours’ can learn from the past. “In some of my recent blogs on the state of Indian cricket, I have talked about the vultures, who have over the course of decades, specialised in bringing the governance of the game into serious disrepute,” the former BCCI chief wrote in his blog.
Bindra, who has also remained at the helm of Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) for several years, shared two specific instances. “When the vultures attacked my integrity, professionalism and commitment to the sport. In 2000, I was accused of ‘bringing the Board into disrepute,’ when shortly after former South African cricket captain Hanse Cronje’s confession, I exposed match fixing in Indian cricket. Subsequent events vindicated my courageous stand,” he wrote.
“The second time was when my rivals in the BCCI managed — through political influence — to open an investigation against me for obtaining land for the Punjab Cricket Association stadium in Mohali. Fortunately for me, the CBI vindicated my position and it was upheld all the way to the Supreme Court,” he added.
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