New Delhi:Indian Cricket Board has reacted angrily to ICC General Manager Dave Richardson's remarks that the IPL poses a serious corruption threat and has shot off a letter to ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat to protest for "unnecessarily raking up the issue".
Soon after Richardson's statement that the "ICC was concerned" about the risk of corruption that the IPL poses because of the huge money on offer to the players, an angry BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah shot off an email to Lorgat pointing out the comprehensive anti-corruption measures put in place by the IPL.
In his e-mail, Shah objected to the South African's statement that the multi-million dollar league was susceptible to match-fixing because of the twin reasons of excessive cash and the hype surrounding it and said Richardson should not have "unnecessarily discussed such matters through the media".
"BCCI has specifically objected to Richardson saying that 'ICC is concerned' about the threat of corruption and the potential temptations that come with it," a report on a cricket website said.
The website also claims that the influential Indian Board is likely to push for Richardson's removal during Lorgat's India visit on August 6-7.
Richardson remarks came after ICC's Anti Corruption And Security Unit (ACSU) Chairman Sir Paul Condon in a presentation during the annual conference in Dubai said that the IPL brings with it the biggest threat to the game in terms of corruption since the days of cricket in Sharjah.