Supreme Court defers hearing on IPL probe report
Posted on Mar 07 2014 | IBNS
New Delhi, Mar 7 : The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday deferred the hearing on the report of the Justice Mudgal Committee investigation into corruption in the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament till Mar 25.
The apex court bench, headed by Justice A.K. Patnaik, will take up the matter on Mar 25.
The Indian Premier League Probe Committee, headed by Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal, who had been appointed by the Supreme Court to look into IPL 6 scam, submitted its report on Feb 10 where it found CSK team's Gurunath Meiyappan guilty of match-fixing.
The 170-page report, filed in the Supreme Court said Meiyappan, the son-in-law of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President N. Srinivasan, had fixed and put bets on IPL matches.
The report, however, said that more investigation is necessary against Rajasthan Royals (RR) owner Raj Kundra.
The Committee filed the report after interacting with former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Jagmohan Dalmiya among others. It also interacted with Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma and journalists Kishore Bhimani and Boria Majumdar in connection with the probe into the matter.
The Mumbai Police earlier in September chargesheeted former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team principal Gurunath Meiyappan for betting and cheating during the IPL.
The Mumbai Police then said they found no evidence of spot-fixing against Meiyappan.
The police also named actor Vindoo Dara Singh and 15 bookies from Pakistan in the chargesheet.
The BCCI had found four Rajasthan Royals players guilty of spot-fixing during IPL 6.
The board also banned former Test pacer S. Sreesanth and Ankit Chavan for life from playing any representative cricket, or in any way being associated with the activities of the BCCI or its affiliates
The lid was blown off the IPL scam after Sreesanth, Chandila and Chavan - were arrested along with 11 bookies from Mumbai on May 16 for their role in spot-fixing in the ongoing tournament.