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Star India’s Pro Kabaddi League appoints ethics and governance committee

MUMBAI: Pro Kabaddi, promoted by Star India and Mashal Sports, has announced the formation of an ethics and governance committee to ensure incorporation of best practices.

Pro Kabaddi’s fourth season is set to commence from 25 June and conclude with playoffs between 29 June to 1 July.

The committee has been mandated to oversee matters relating to governance, anti-corruption, anti-racism, anti-doping and code of conduct. It has been empowered with the authority to impose disciplinary measures in the event of violations of the framework of rules mentioned above.

The committee comprises eminent members like Justice A P Shah (retired), A N Roy IPS (retired), Deepak Jacob, Charu Sharma and Pro Kabaddi League Commissioner Anupam Goswami.

Justice A P Shah (retired) is a former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court and Madras High Court. Currently he serves as Ombudsman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

A N Roy was Director General of Police, Maharashtra and Police Commissioner of Mumbai. In these roles, he is credited with many firsts, including setting up the cyber-crime wing of the Mumbai Police

Charu Sharma, who is an instrumental and integral force in the evolution of the League, and Deepak Jacob are nominees of the Mashal Sports board.

Commenting on the role of the committee, Justice A P Shah (retired) said, “In the very recent past, global sport and international events have come under immense scrutiny across all aspects of their conduct and management. I am convinced that the representation of Kabaddi with a modern, competitive and international face, offers an opportunity to showcase to the world India’s commitment to sporting benchmarks of excellence and governance which are second to none”.

“Pro Kabaddi is committed to ensuring the league grows from strength to strength both nationally and internationally. The growth of the league as India’s second most viewed and preferred sport, reiterates the nation’s choice of moving towards a multi-sports culture. All stakeholders of the league are extremely elated with the announcement of the Ethics & Governance Committee,” Pro Kabaddi League Commissioner Anupam Goswami said.