The honorable Supreme Court concurred to go through the petition lodged by the Board of Control for Cricket in India to have a copy of the audio recording which recorded the proclamation delivered by the captain of the Indian Premier League franchise side Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the just ousted board president and CSK owner N Srinivasan and the Chief Operating Officer Sunder Raman on Wednesday.
The three logrollers got frozen out in front of the court-appointed investigation committee, which has been led by the retired Justice Mukul Mudgal. The petition will be perceived on Friday.
The Mudgal committee, which was elected to investigate the corruption outrage in October 2013, has carried on the enquiry for four months and then submitted their reports to the two judge Supreme Court bench on February 10. In conjunction with the two reports, the committee has abided a sealed envelope, including ‘many allegations of sporting fraud’.
There are already many reports linking Dhoni with the bookies that have been milled around.
The next hearing will take place on April 16 and the lawyers are craving for the audio tapes as it will help them argue for their case. Dhoni has already been impeached for hiding the actual identity of the son-in-law of N Srinivasan, Gurunath Meiyappan, who has been accused of betting and passing the insider information.
Dhoni claimed that Meiyappan had been just a mere ‘enthusiast’, whereas, Mudgal committee has mentioned in their report that Meiyappan was one of the team officials.
However, a verdict given by the apex court has taken away all the power as president of the BCCI from Srinivasan and ousted him. Later Shivlal Yadav and former captain Sunil Gavaskar have been appointed as the interim presidents.
The COO of the IPL committee Sunder Raman, who has been involved with IPL since 2008, has also been connected to beeting corruption. The Court wanted Gavaskar to go through the issue.