Sex for selection scam: A new low for Indian cricket

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Sex for selection scam: A new low for Indian cricket

NEW DELHI - A close aide to Rajeev Shukla, thechairman of cashrich Indian PremierLeague (IPL), has resigned after beingaccused of asking to arrange prostitutesin return for selection in the state team.

Shukla’s executive assistantMohammed Akram Saifi was suspendedby the BCCI due to the sting operation,Indian Express reported.

“Saifi has tendered his resignation.When Mr Shukla’s view was sought onthis, he said that it should be accepted with immediate effect,” a top official told news agency PTI.

News1,a Hindi news channel, on Wednesday alleged that the player, Rahul Sharma, was asked to pay in “cash and kind.”

Sharma also alleged that Akram provides fake age certificates to players to help them participate in BCCI’s age-group tournaments.

An internal communication of BCCI stated, “Pending the appointment of a Commissioner under Rule 32 of the rules and regulations of BCCI, we are seeking an explanation from Mr. Akram Saifi regarding the allegations made against him. Mr. Saifi’s reply shall be examined by the Commissioner once appointed. Regarding any issue pertaining to the UPCA, the UPCA would have to deal with the matter under their rules.”