Raj Kundra

Rajasthan Royals’ owner Raj Kundra allegedly admitted to indulging in betting and placed bets on his own team © IANS

New Delhi: Jun 21, 2013

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official Ratnakar Shetty will discuss with the two judges appointed to inquire into the complaints against Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra, and the owners of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals, the “preferred mode of operation” in the IPL 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal.

The two judges who comprise the probe panel will meet in person for the first time in Bangalore on Sunday.

“We have given them what they wanted (operational and administrative assistance). They will conduct an inquiry into the complaints against Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra as well as CSK and Rajasthan Royals. Let us wait and see what they do,” Shetty told reporters here after meeting Justices T Jayaram Chouta and Balasubramanian, panel members.

Shetty said the two judges met in person for the first time to discuss their preferred mode of operation.

“BCCI have already submitted documents to panel members on June 15 and it is left to them to take it further,” Shetty, added.

It’s been almost a month since Justice T Jayaram Chouta and R Balasubramanian were appointed.

In what Chouta, the chairman of the commission, called a “preliminary” meeting, the judges are likely to specify their requirements.

Shetty, and the members of the BCCI’s legal team, have already handed over the necessary documents to Chowta to begin the process.

Following the arrests of three Rajasthan Royals cricketers and that of Meiyappan, CSK Team Principal and BCCI President N Srinivasan‘s son-in-law, the following week, the board had announced a three-member commission to conduct an inquiry.

However, following Sanjay Jagdale‘s resignation from the post of BCCI secretary and the subsequent withdrawal from the panel, it was reconstituted on June 10.

After Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra had allegedly admitted to his involvement in betting on his team’s matches to Delhi Police, the panel was also asked to look into the complaint filed against him.