The Supreme Court will resume hearing on the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scam on Monday based on the report submitted to it by the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee. ”We have submitted the report to Supreme Court. It will do whatever has to be done. I cannot offer my comment. The only things I want to say is, I want to wish the Indian team in their trip to Australia,” said Justice Mudgal.
Meanwhile, legendry cricketer Sachin Tendulkar also refused to comment on the issue. ”The court is hearing this, and it won’t be wise to comment on the Mudgal Committee report as of now,” Tendulkar said. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N.Srinivasan had on Friday requested the Supreme Court that he may be restored to his position as Indian cricket board chief and be allowed to function as the Mudgal Committee.
The apex Court had earlier disclosed the names of a few personalities who were probed by theJustice Mudgal Committee for alleged links to the Indian Premier League ( IPL) spot-fixing scam. The names disclosed, included that of N.Srinivasan, BCCI chief operating officer (COO) Sunder Raman, Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra and Chennai Super Kings team principal Gurunath Meiyappan.
The court had further directed the findings of the Mudgal report on non-cricketers to be disclosed. The names of national team player Stuart Binny and former England batsman Owais Shah are allegedly also under scrutiny. One player from the Chennai Super Kings team is also under scrutiny. Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma, who was the petitioner in the case, had told the media that the Supreme Court had not revealed the names of the big players.
Verma had also questioned the motives behind the BCCI’s proposal to postpone its annual general meeting (AGM). On March 25, the court had told Srinivasan to step down from his position as BCCI president in order to ensure a fair investigation into the betting and spot-fixing charges levied against his Meiyappan, the team principal of Chennai Super Kings. The BCCI does not recognize the CAB and Verma, who had filed the public interest litigation (PIL) against the cricketing body last year, accusing it of corruption. (ANI)
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