New Delhi, Mar 25 IBNS | 6 months ago

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N. Srinivasan to resign from his post to ensure a fair probe in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing case.


A two-member Supreme Court bench comprising Justice AK Patnaik and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla on Tuesday heard the inquiry reports submitted by the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee on the scam.

On Mar 7, the Supreme Court deferred the hearing on the report of the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee investigation into corruption in the IPL.

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 Srinivasan's son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team's Gurunath Meiyappan guilty of match-fixing.

The 170-page report, filed in the Supreme Court said Meiyappan 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 last chargesheeted 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, 2013 for their role in spot-fixing in the tournament.

(Posted on 25-03-2014)

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