14 Nov 2008

Top Indian cricket officials face perjury charges

7:17 am on 14 November 2008

Six senior Indian cricket officials are consulting their lawyers after a court ordered criminal proceedings against them on perjury charges.

The Calcutta High Court has ruled that the officials should face charges linked to a case against ex-president Jagmohan Dalmiya.

They're alleged to have given false evidence against Dalmiya, a former head of the International Cricket Council, who was accused of financial irregularities and expelled from the Indian Board of Control in 2006.