Neeraj Kumar: BCCI should be more vigilant
Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar, who told the world last week what it took to arrest S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, stressed yesterday that the Indian cricket board should maintain greater vigilance in order to curb the fixing menace.
“I am not familiar with their (BCCI) working in terms of what they can and cannot do. But suffice to say they should maintain better vigil. Most of this stuff happens quite openly: people are seen sitting with undesirable people and people do come to know about some strangers meeting somebody. So they have the list of the suspects, they should go after them,” Kumar told ESPNcricinfo.
Kumar is a cricket fan, but doesn’t watch IPL any more. There is a good possibility of a former India player being a witness in the case. “We are trying to get the services of an expert who will be our witness.
He can explain to the court the various pros and cons of a certain field arrangement at a certain point during the match. For instance, there was an over (Ajit) Chandila bowled on May 5 in Jaipur and there is no fielder on the leg side, but he was pitching on the leg side.
But my saying so will not hold much weight in the court of law. However, if a former player who is nominated by the BCCI or government comes forward and is willing to be a witness, it will enhance our case.”