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BCCI may end SRK row after IPL

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has devised a plan to clear the Shah Rukh Khan-Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) spat. The cricket governing body has already received the versions of both the parties and analysing it to diffuse the crisis.

The board joint secretary and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Anurag Thakur says, 'Both Shah Rukh Khan and the MCA have given their versions of the incident to the BCCI which occurred at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In the next BCCI meeting, which is scheduled after the IPL gets over, we will address this issue.'

The fifth season of the IPL has rocked Parliament with a string of controversies, including the spot fixing, the SRK-MCA spat and the alleged molestation scandal involving the Royal Challengers Bangalore player Luke Pomersbach.

Thakur says that the BCCI is concerned about these issues. He says, 'We will also address various issues which have been highlighted by the media. The BCCI has taken notice of them as well and will take strong action on them. But, you cannot stop individuals form going out. I do agree that players should try and stay away from parties. The BCCI does not have any official parties any more. We banned them a couple of years back and everything was going off well. When it comes to Luke's case, we will look into it and appropriate action will surely be taken.'

He adds, 'On the spot-fixing issue, the BCCI immediately took action and the very next day convened a meeting of the IPL governing council and appointed a commission on that. Ravi Sawani is looking into the incident and will submit his report soon on this issue. The BCCI acted immediately.'

Sawani has been roped in the BCCI to head its new domestic anti-corruption unit.
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