“The Committee or any of its members also have no intention of travelling outside the country for any interaction with the players, contrary to some speculations in the media. The Committee is fully alive of the fact that any interaction with the players during a series may disturb their poise and concentration,” a statement issued by BCCI on behalf of the probe committee said.
It also clarified that the panel members did not speak to BCCI president-in-exile and ICC chairman, N Srinivasan, or his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, who was arrested by the Mumbai Police for alleged betting in the wake of the IPL spot-fixing scandal last year.
“The Committee on 15-16 August 2014 met at Chennai and interacted with its investigative team and other investigative authorities.
“The Committee would like to clarify that neither the Committee nor its members interacted with Mr. Srinivasan or Mr. Meiyappan on 15-16 August 2014 in Chennai or at any other time during the second leg of its investigation ordered by the Hon’ble Supreme Court on 16.5.2014,” the statement added.