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IPL: Supreme Court to hear BCCI petition

Posted on Apr 10 2014 | IBNS

New Delhi, Apr 9 : In a significant move, the Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)'s petition to get a copy of audio recording of statements made by Indian and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni and two others before the Indian Premier League (IPL) Probe Committee, headed by Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal.

Apart from Dhoni the other two people are sidelined BCCI president N Srinivasan and chief IPL operator Sundar Raman.

The court will hear the petition on Friday.

The Supreme Court last month ordered Srinivasan to resign from his post to ensure a fair probe in the 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.

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 Supreme Court also installed former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar as the interim chief of the BCCI replacing Srinivasan for the Indian Premier League (IPL) seventh edition affairs.

While Gavaskar now heads the affairs of the cash rich cricket league that is mired in controversy over spot fixing and betting, the non-IPL chief of BCCI is former Indian cricketer Shivlal Yadav.

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