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May 18, 2014
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly could be part of the panel headed by Justice Mukul Mudgal probing the IPL 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal. The Supreme Court on Friday gave a green signal to Justice Mudgal to go ahead and continue the probe against 13 members which includes the Board of Control for Cricket in india (BCCI) President N Srinivasan.
According to the report in dna, Justice Mudgal had requested Ganguly and the former India captain has accepted the request to come on board. Ganguly is headed for London and will join the panel after returning. The panel is taking assistance from various police officers handpicked by them. The apex court has given the powers to investigate, require attendance of witnesses, the power to examine witnesses, the power to search and the power to seize and all other powers necessary for investigation to the probe panel.
Meanwhile, Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma hoped that some other former cricketers join in the probe as well. “Though we can’t suggest the name as honorable court has left on the committee to decide but there are well known former players like Dilip Vengsarkar, Mohinder Amarnath and Bishen Singh Bedi, who can assist the Mudgal committee. These players are of great stature and have high integrity,” Verma was quoted as saying by Indian Express.
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