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Sourav Ganguly joins Mudgal’s IPL spot-fixing and betting probe panel

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Sourav Ganguly’s name was doing the rounds for sometime © Getty Images

New Delhi: June 8, 2014

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday joined the Supreme Court-appointed Mudgal committee, which is probing the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting and spot-fixing scandal, as an expert on cricketing affairs.

The panel is headed by Retd Justice Mukul Mudgal and includes advocates L Nageswara Rao, Niloy Dutta and senior IPS officer B B Mishra.

“We had requested Sourav Ganguly to join the IPL probe panel and he has agreed to join us in the investigations. I had telephoned Sourav and he confirmed me about coming on board. We haven’t yet decided on the day when we will meet,” Justice Mudgal told PTI Sunday.

“Since our committee member L Nageswara Rao was not present Sunday, we couldn’t fix the date of our next meeting.

We will let you know when the committee meets next,” he added.

The Supreme Court had directed the probe committee to select a cricketer of ‘impeccable integrity’ who would help the committee on the cricketing matters related to IPL betting and spot-fixing.

The expose led to arrests of former CSK team principal Gurunath Meiyappan as well as India discard S Sreesanth, first-class cricketers Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila along with Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh to name a few.

Ganguly’s name was doing the rounds for quite some time as he is one of the contemporary cricketers having played in IPL till 2012. He is conversant with the modern day game and has an unquestionable reputation when it comes to integrity.

That he galvanised a side after the match-fixing saga of 2000 is also something that the Indian public still remembers.

Actively doing commentary as well as writing columns, the Prince of Kolkata will be allowed to carry on with his media commitments.

“He is absolutely free to carry on with his media commitments. His job is to help us with the role of cricketing angle in the whole issue, and it does not stop him from doing commentary and writing columns,” Mudgal said.

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