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BCCI gives clean chit to Raina, Jadeja and Bravo after Lalit Modi accuses them of accepting bribe
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given clean chit to three international players namely India's Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and West Indian player Dwayne Bravo, who were accused of accepting bribe from a Mumbai-based real estate tycoon. Former IPL commissioner, Lalit Modi in a letter to ICC had alleged this.

BCCI's secretary, Anurag Thakur, while responding to the queries by media on the accusations levelled by former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi against these three players, as per a report by The Hindu said, "Lalit Modi had written a letter to ICC, so they informed BCCI about the letter. The three players are international players and fall under the international jurisdiction. There is no information on these players from ICC so far, so it is in a way a clean chit for them to play."

Earlier International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday stated that its chief executive - David Richardson received a letter from former IPL Chief Lalit Modi in June 2013, telling him about a prominent Mumbai-based builder giving expensive gifts to three international cricketers.

"The ICC confirms that Mr Modi's confidential email, which was received in June 2013, and which has recently been published on Twitter, was provided to the ACSU at the time. The ACSU handled the information in accordance with its standard operating procedures, which included sharing it with BCCI's anti-corruption unit," said the ICC spokesperson to TOI.

"Three players, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo and Suresh Raina, are in close contact with real estate tycoon Baba Diwan of HDIL. Reliable sources have informed me that he has paid in cash and kind (flats) to the above three in tune of Rs 20 crore each," Modi had said in the letter, which is in circulation over social media since Friday.

However, as per the former BCCI ACSU (Anti-Corruption and Security Unit) chief Ravi Sawani, who was leading the team then said, although the ICC had shared the info with BCCI's ACSU, it was in fact the responsibility of the ICC to probe the accusation.

As per Sawani, the players cited in Modi's letter are international cricketers and BCCI ACSU only probe domestic matters. He claimed that ICC's ACSU chief YP Singh had said that they would be probing the issue.

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