View Full Version : Bribery Scandal: Indian Cricket Rocked

November 20, 2003, 09:24 PM
Abhijeet Kale is accused of offering money to get picked for next week's home Test series against Sri Lanka A.

Source (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/3224294.stm)

November 21, 2003, 09:23 AM
Abhijeet Kale seems to be a good player.
His avg is 55+ in domestic cricket. I think he was getting frustrated. poor guy..all he wanted is to play for the country...
Now his career is over

November 21, 2003, 09:40 AM
The player won support from India captain Saurav Ganguly.

"I've known Kale for many years and I'm not sure somebody like him can do such a thing," Ganguly said on Friday. "I still don't believe it."

The prolific Kale has scored 6,806 runs in 84 first-class games at an average of 58.67, including 24 hundreds.

His only appearance for India was against Bangladesh in a one-day tri-series match in Dhaka in April.

Update (http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=C2RVJRFUT31I4CRBAELCF FA?type=cricketNews&storyID=3870647&section=news)

November 21, 2003, 11:05 AM
2 of the national selectors have made written complains to BCCI President. I don't he can prove innocense and will be severely punished.

In india, playing good is not the only criteria to qualify for the national team. They follow a quota system. I can see how someone can get frustrated and try to bribe his way in.

November 22, 2003, 06:41 AM
This article is not to defend Abhijit’s wrongdoings should they be established, but to ensure that we do not miss the woods for the trees.


It is useless treating the visible symptom when the disease is deeply terminal and hidden beneath the skin.


Why is it that match-fixing and bribes to selectors and other sordid scams happen with such religious regularity only in India?


We at CricketNext will work on rehabilitating him with all the support he needs. Any sponsors?


Read the full article (http://www.cricketnext.com/features1/sanjayjha/sanjayjha121.htm)

November 24, 2003, 12:39 PM
Kapil, who himself was involved in a match-fixing scandal in 2000 but eventually cleared, questioned the decision to ban 30-year-old Kale from playing until the investigation was complete.

Kapil added: "I feel for the young man. I've been through all this and support Kale completely."

Read More (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/3233192.stm)

November 24, 2003, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by Tintin
Do keep an eye on this site :


Be warned that rediff survives on sensationalism, you should not believe half of what they say. Still interesting masala.

November 28, 2003, 08:19 AM
Judge VD Kulkarni, sitting at a district court in Pune, ruled on Friday that the ban imposed by the Indian Cricket Board (BBCI) should be lifted.

Rest of the story (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/3243580.stm)

November 29, 2003, 11:18 AM
Kale's suspension was lifted on Friday by a judge sitting at Pune's district court.

But an appeal by the Board of Control for Cricket in India was upheld at the same court on Saturday.

Source (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/3243580.stm)

December 4, 2003, 02:28 PM
BOMBAY, India, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Abhijit Kale will face an Indian cricket board disciplinary hearing into allegations he tried to bribe his way into the India team, the board's lawyer said on Thursday.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) lawyer Asif Lampwala told Reuters that investigating officer D.V. Subba Rao, who questioned Kale last weekend, had reported to the board that there was a prima face case to answer.

Details here (http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=cricketNews&storyID=3938694&section=news)