Justice Mukul Mudgal on Monday submitted his committee report to the Supreme Court after conducting investigation into the match-fixing scandal and betting acts during the notorious 2013 season of the cricket Indian Premier League (IPL). The apex court will take it up for hearing on November 10.
Justice Mudgal committee probed into the allegations against sidelined BCCI chief N. Srinivasan, his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and players S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, among 13 persons. The final report was submitted in a sealed cover. Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh is out on bail.
The apex court bench headed by Justice T.S. Thakur will tkae it up for hearing as scheduled on Nov 10. In committee of Justice Mudgal had additional solicitor general L Nageswara Rao, advocate Nilay Dutta, deputy director general of police (Narcotics Control Bureau) BB Mishra and former India captain Sourav Ganguly, in preparing the final draft of the report.
The final report apparently has more number of players mentioned in it than before when it was 12. Earlier this year, a bench headed by Justice A K Patnaik said there are “very very serious” allegations made in the report and prompted the BCCI President N Srinivasan to step down. The SC in turn appointed Sunil Gavaskar in his place.
All players involved in the betting scandal belong to Srinivasan’s Chennai Super Kings or Rajasthan Royals, besides three other teams. The Mudgal Commission also mentioned three top office-bearers of the Indian Premier League who have been “closely involved in the organisation of the IPL for several years.”
The sealed envelope reportedly contained the names of six players including two currently playing cricketers.