Before i get into the article proper i must relate a story. This morning when i opened the blog e-mail, i received a mail which indicated that he has identified me and named me. In response i requested him to continue guessing and probably one day he could get it. Some are worried of the message and others are more concerned of the writer. Maybe because i am using a non de plume name.
At yesterday's Inquiry Committee meeting, there was a 3 man panel made up of 2 lawyers and the former GM of MCA. 2 of the 3 were former national cricketers and the other is the convener of cricket for a club. 2 of them are officials with an affiliate while the other had been an official some years ago. Therefore the 3 have impeccable credentials to undertake this inquiry.
In my previous article i raised the issue of "closeness" directly or indirectly to the various personalities involved in the incident. This is where i think all 3 may have their position to sit on the panel compromised. A matter these 3 should view carefully.
While this may raise some concerns but there are other issues that may have widened the spectrum of the problems with regard to the panel. They are:
* legitimacy of the Panel i.e were they appointed by MCA Exco or otherwise
* terms of reference of the Panel
* were the personalities involved in the incident formally informed of the Panel
* the role of the General Secretary & Executive Secretary of MCA in this Inquiry
These issues must be properly addressed or not the whole Inquiry may seem a "shamble". Indeed there is a popular believe in various circles that all of this is being orchestrated to facilitate certain parties to gain certain advantage so as they do not suffer any serious consequences. I do hope that rumour is far from right.
Therefore, it is imperative that MCA must not do things that may turn this Inquiry into a circus.