Dalmiya ducks questions but says 'dirt in cricket has gone deep'

Kolkata, May 29 (ANI): Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya in Kolkata on Wednesday evening ducked a volley of questions hurled at him but commented that the "dirt in cricket has gone deep" and "no one is bothered".

Dalmiya, who also headed the ICC at one point of time, that it's time to clean cricket. He also said that, "Nothing wrong happened when I was ICC head."

Earlier, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar said the ugly situation arising out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing scam would not have taken place had he been the BCCI president.

Expressing his deep sense of hurt and sadness over the prevailing scenario, Pawar questioned the need for a probe panel and backed former BCCI president Shashank Manohar's demand for a probe of all IPL 6 matches.

Squarely blaming incumbent BCCI chief N.Srinivasan for the current mess in Indian cricket, he also said the entire spot-fixing episode should be referred to the Union Home Ministry.

Srinivasan remains defiant and has refused to quit. (ANI)