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Feb 10, 2014
The Justice Mukul Mdgal report on Monday favoured noted former players like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Venkatesh Prasad and Anil Kumble to advise youngsters about the malaise of 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.
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