The findings of the Mukul Mudgal-committee could seriously affect N Srinivasan's (in pic) return to the BCCI fold © IANS
The findings of the Mukul Mudgal-committee could seriously affect N Srinivasan’s (in pic) return to the BCCI fold © IANS

Nov 3, 2014

The Justice Mukul Mudgal-led committee submitted its final report on the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) Spot-fixing controversy at the Supreme Court on Monday. The committee, which was appointed in 2013 to investigate the alleged betting links between players and officials on one hand, and bookies on the other. The fndings of the report could have a serious impact on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), as well as the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman N Srinivasan, and CSK team-principal Gurunath Meiyappan.

“I have submitted the report to the Supreme Court, and I have full faith that the apex court will bring the parties to justice,” Justice Mukul Mudgal was quoted as saying to NDTV. “It has been an experience of learning, especially cricket,” Justice Mudgal added.

The apex court had asked Indian Police Service officer B.B. Mishra and the police departments in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai to assist the investigation. The Supreme Court had then felt the need to dig deeper for information on the scam after the Mudgal panel’s preliminary report had mentioned the names of 13 important cricket officials and players in a sealed envelope, against whom allegations ranging from corruption to conflict of interest had been made.

Mishra, assisted by a team of police investigators in the last few months, has had extensive interactions with top players, including Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, agents of cricketers and Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) functionaries. They were questioned about the sixth season of the IPL, their corporate partnerships, business interests and power wielded by franchise officials.

Complete coverage of Mudgal committee’s IPL spot-fixing probe here