IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: MS Dhoni keeps mum as D-Day approaches
MS Dhoni has come under scrutiny following the Mudgal report © PTI
New Delhi: Mar 7, 2014
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni continued to remain mum over his alleged involvement in Indian Premier League (IPL) fixing scandal.
When approached by a Zee Media reporter, Dhoni refused to answer any questions. Bookie Uttam Jain alias Kitti has named Dhoni and Suresh Raina in connection with IPL spot-fixing and betting when confronted by Trichi Railway SP Sampat Kumar, informed the Mudgal report.
The committee, investigating spot-fixing and betting in the IPL, reported that a journalist, who was apparently connected with recording of tapes for a sports magazine, could identify the voice of the Indian player and he had also stated that the player was part of the team which played the World Cup and a member of the team now.
“The journalist refused to disclose the names of the Indian players involved. In spite of repeated requests to put the name of the said player in a sealed cover for perusal before the Supreme Court, the journalist appeared terrified and was very reluctant to do so and pleaded that it would be dangerous for the journalist concerned,” it said.
“It thus appears that names of six prominent Indian capped players are available in tapes in connection with dealings with bookies while two of these prominent Indian capped players have also been named by none other than a former President of BCCI,” the report said.
with inputs from agencies
(The above news has been republished with permission from Zee News, where it first appeared)