The Mudgal Commitee’s report on IPL Spot-Fixing scandal has been awaited by the fans all over the country. The Supreme Court has revealed 7 out of the 13 names who were investigated with respect to the 2013 IPL Spot Fixing Scandal. The next hearing will be held on November 24.
In a shocking revalations by the SC, English International Owais Shah, Indian All-Rounder Stuart Binny along with Chennai Super Kings’ former principle Gurunath Meiyappan, Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra and BCCI President N. Srinivasan have been investigated by the Mudgal Committee for their involvement in IPL Spot-Fixing. West Indies spinner Samuel Badree too has been investigated and his role is yet to be mentioned in the court.
IPL CEO N Sundar Raman is also among the 13 members who were investigated regarding this issue. The SC also ordered the BCCI not to hold its annual elections till the board addresses issues related to IPL Spot Fixing. BCCI is scheduled to hold its annual general meeting in Chennai on 20 November. The names of the other players are yet to revealed in public.
According to Indian Express, Apparently referring to the alleged involvement of Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan in the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, the court asked the counsel for Srinivasan and the BCCI what kind of orders it should pass if the panel report concludes wrongdoing by his family member.
A bench of Justices T S Thakur and F M I Kalifulla said that although it was yet to peruse the entire report, it would wish to hear preliminary submissions on the issue. “Let us say there is nothing against Srinivasan but something against his family member. What should be done in such a case? We will also have to the nature of the allegations but let us say somebody very close to him has been held guilty of something illegal or improper. Will not the proximity affect the confidence of the people in the BCCI as an institution?,” asked the bench.
It added, “There may be nothing against him but if there are findings against somebody closely connected, does it not affect your status? What is the desirable thing to do in such a situation? We are examining the scope of this petition.”
The counsel for Srinivasan and BCCI said that no disqualification of any nature could be brought up against Srinivasan even if his son-in-law is indicted by the panel, and that action would be taken against Meiyappan separately.
The supreme Court later admitted that it did not wanted to reveal the names of the cricketers but accidentlt ended up with revealing three names from Rajasthan Royals.
The court wants to deal with non-players first. It has placed a ban on the players names coming out.