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Justice Mudgal Report: Gurunath Meiyappan guilty of IPL 2013 match-fixing, betting

Justice Mudgal confirms Gurunath Meiyappan's involvement in IPL 2013 betting: Reports
The report said Gurunath Meiyappan was the face of Chennai Super Kings while rejecting N Srinivasan’s contention that he was merely a cricket enthusiast © PTI

Feb 10, 2014

Justice Mukul Mudgal report on Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing, which was submitted on Monday to the Supreme Court, found Gurunath Meiyappan guilty of betting and match-fixing.

However, the report said that allegations of fixing requires further investigation. It also rejected Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief N Srinivasan‘s contention that Meiyappan was merely a cricket enthusiast and found the latter to be the face of Chennai Super Kings.

The report also found conflict of interest on Srinivasan’s part for holding post of BCCI chief and ownership of IPL franchisee.

The committee gives ten-point suggestion to Supreme Court for making cricket a “cleaner” game and eliminate evil of spot and match-fixing.

Allegations of betting and spot-fixing against Rajasthan Royals’ owner Raj Kundra need to be further investigated, the report said.

The committee gives names of people who figured during the probe in a sealed envelope to court.

Justice Mudgal report said that retired armed force personnel, police officers should be recruited by BCCI to handle cases of match-fixing.

According to reports, Supreme Court caveat for 2014 IPL auction, the apex court refused to put a stay on the auction. However, the auction is subjected to court orders as Justice Mudgal’s report to be considered on March 7.

The report also favoured noted players – Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Venkatesh Prasad, Anil Kumble to advise youngsters about the malaise of fixing.

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