Supreme Court to decide on IPL 2013 spot-fixing and betting probe panel
On April 22, SC had rejected BCCI's three-member panel. Justice Mudgal has given consent to probe.
SC had rejected BCCI’s choice of members nominated to probe the IPL spot-fixing and betting case © IANS
Apr 29, 2014
The Supreme Court (SC) is all set to deliver its judgement on who will probe the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal. Going by the developments in the last hearing it is likely that the responsibilities of probing the case will be handed over to Justice Mukul Mudgal on Tuesday. In the previous hearing on Aprill 22, 2014, the SC had rejected the three names proposed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and had asked Justice Mudgal to take over the investigation. The SC had given time till 14:00 hours on April 22 and Justice Mudgal agreed to probe the case. The main highlight of the probe is the names of 13 members mentioned by the Mudgal Committee report who have serious allegations leveled against them. N Srinivasan is one of the 13 names.
BCCI had appointed Ravi Shastri, RK Raghavan and Justice JN Patel to investigate the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal. However, there were questions of conflict of interest over the trio. The Supreme Court as a result rejected those recommended names and then asked Mudgal if he would want to do it. The Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB), the petitioner in this case had also raised objections over BCCI’s choice of members in the probe. Aditya Varma from the CAB had said that only a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or a National Investigative Agency (NIA) probe is acceptable to them. However, he said that they wouldn’t mind if the Mukul Mudgal led panel agrees to probe
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