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No BCCI member was snooped by UK company, says ex-BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel

Press Trust of India |November 20, 2015, 10:14 PM IST
No BCCI member was snooped by UK company, says ex-BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel

Former BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel on Friday said in his defence that UK-based company 'Page Protection Services', hired by the previous dispensation, "did not snoop on any board official" during his time in office.

The BCCI has sent a letter to Patel asking him to clarify about the USD 900,000 payment made to the company for allegedly carrying out 24x7 surveillance on some of the key Board officials. This happened when N Srinivasan was calling the shots in BCCI.

"I had deactivated my BCCI email account, the very day after I relinquished office (last March). I have sought for the MoU from the BCCI since I don't have any documents with me. Once they give me that, I will file my reply. But I am putting this on record, no such instruction was given to the company regarding snooping on individuals," Patel told PTI today.

When asked as to what prompted BCCI to hire such a company, Patel replied: "I don't think there was any work order given. There was a point of time when BCCI e-mail was hacked. In order to prevent important documents being leaked through twitter, we signed an MoU with this company.

"Everything was done after due diligence. It was done for the sake of security. We never ever told them to carry out surveillance on individuals."

Patel said that there is a 50-page report that was filed by the company (Page Protection) on security awereness measures that BCCI needed to take.

"They had submitted a 50-page report where we were told about the possible protective measures we need to take in order to keep the important documents safely. Therefore, any allegations of snooping is not correct," Patel said in his defence.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
7 6 1 0 12 +0.90
2
NZ
6 5 0 1 11 +1.30
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
7 4 3 0 8 +1.05
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
7
PAK
6 2 3 1 5 -1.26
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4674 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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