N Srinivasan © AFP
N Srinivasan © AFP

 

Apr 29, 2014

 

The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday reserved an order on constituting a probe panel to investigate allegations against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan and 12 cricketers, in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 spot-fixing and betting scandal.

 

The Supreme Court has taken a very strong stand on the scandal. After slamming N Srinivasan and asking him to step aside for a fair probe on the matter, and Court asked whether Justice Mukul Mudgal is ready to investigate the matter, which was accepted.

 

Earlier, on April 22, the Supreme Court had rejected a BCCI  panel and had asked Mudgal to investigate, giving him and his panel time till 14:00 hours to respond. Mudgal had agreed to start the investigation.

 

The BCCI had appointed Ravi Shastri, RK Raghavan and Justice JN Patel to investigate after the Supreme Court had told the board to do so, to maintain their institutional autonomy. However, there were questions of conflict of interest over the trio. The Supreme Court as a result rejected those recommended names and then asked Mudgal if he would want to do it.