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IPL 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal: Mudgal committee report to come up for hearing today

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The report has established Chennai Super Kings’ team principal Gurunath Meiyappan’s wrongdoings © IANS

Mar 25, 2014

The Justice Mudgal report on the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 betting and spot-fixing controversy will come for hearing before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The original date for hearing was scheduled for March 7, but the court then adjourned it to March 25.

The various issues that are before the Supreme Court include the fate of the Chennai Super Kings. The report has established Gurunath Meiyappan’s wrongdoing and the franchise agreement of the IPL does stipulate that if an owner or franchise is involved in something of that sort, then it can entail expulsion.

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However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had filed an affidavit saying that while Meiyappan was a part of the Super Kings, he wasn’t an owner, hence that provision of the franchise agreement does not apply.

Apart from that the other big issue is the sealed envelope, which is said to contain the names of the Indian players alleged to have been involved in fixing. The BCCI had submitted an affidavit before the last hearing, which urged the Supreme Court not to open the envelope then.

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