N Srinivasan © IANS
Earlier, reports suggested that senior IPS officer BB Mishra and his team of investigators had separate meetings with N Srinivasan (above) and Gurunath Meiyappan © IANS

Aug 20, 2014

Justice Mudgal committee which is heading the investigation in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal has issued a an official press release that it has not interacted with ICC Chairman N Srinivasan and his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan. There were reports that the Mudgal panel had quizzed the duo as part of their investigation.

The panel has further clarified that, the committee has no intention of travelling abroad to question a few Indian players regarding the spot-fixing probe. The Board of Control by Cricket in India (BCCI) had released the statement on its official website on behalf of Vidushpat Singhania a member of the committee.

Below is the full text of the press release issued by the BCCI as per directions of Justice Mudgal IPL probe committee

“The Committee on 15-16 August 2014 met at Chennai and interacted with its investigative team and other investigative authorities.

The Committee would like to clarify that neither the Committee nor its members interacted with Mr. Srinivasan or Mr. Meiyappan on the 15-16 August 2014 in Chennai or at any other time during the second leg of its investigation ordered by the Hon’ble Supreme Court on 16.5.2014. The Committee or any of its members also have no intention of travelling outside the country for any interaction with the players, contrary to some speculations in the media. The Committee is fully alive of the fact that any interaction with the players during a series may disturb their poise and concentration.”

Vidushpat Singhania
Secretary to the Committee”

Anirudh Chaudhry
Honorary Treasurer
Board of Control for Cricket in India

 

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