The output was hardly surprising, given the input. The two-man probe panel had to depend on the Board of Control for Cricket in India for its inputs while investigating issues involving the BCCI. Conflict of Interest continued to be the theme, but it is not a concept that is in the board's book. Lack of transparency, yes. Lack of accountability, yes. But no conflict of interest.
So everybody is pure as the driven snow, perhaps purer, and N Srinivasan is ready to move back into the chair from which he appeared to be merely taking a toilet break. Rajiv Shukla continues as the chairman of the IPL Governing Council (because his resignation "was not accepted") and will chair the meeting when the probe committee's report is placed before it on August 2. The poet Robert Browning was probably anticipating this moment when he wrote in the 19th century: God's in his heaven, all's right with the world.
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