ICC chairman N Srinivasan, who is considered to be the world cricket’s most powerful person, along with three influential IPL members has only four days to file objections to the Supreme Court for being questioned by investigators with respect to the spot fixing that took place during the 2013 IPL. There are enough indications that the results could reveal a disturbing player-bookie nexus.
According to NDTV, a top BCCI official said that the cricketers at Ranchi are calling to seek the details of the court proceedings and there exists a hidden wave of worry. The news has sent some shock waves among members of the team who are currently playing the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka.
The leading news channel also added that, two Indian cricketers (one of whom starred in India’s 2011 World Cup-winning campaign), broke down when the Mudgal Committee questioned them about their role in match fixing, by saying that their lives will be destroyed if the committee names them as culprits.
One of the players (said to be an all-rounder) was in tears throughout the questioning and kept on pleading with the interrogators not to name him in their report. The other is a reputed fast bowler. “The players – the bowler and all-rounder – repeatedly said their careers were almost over, and all they wanted was to live the rest of their lives with dignity”.
While the two above mentioned cricketers’ careers are virtually over and they were worried about life after cricket. The committee members were astounded by the composure exhibited by the famous player.
The sources also said, that the investigator managed to keep his cool and politely refused to agree to the offer. “The senior player, after four hours of questioning was over, even asked the interrogator if he would like him to pose for photograph. He (the player) was smart, very confident,” the channel added.