ICC President and former BCCI President N. Srinivasan was given a clean chit by the Mudgal Committee for his involvement in the 2013 IPL Match Fixing Saga. The Mudgal committee led by Justice Mukul Mudgal said that Srinivasan was not involved in match-fixing and did not attempt to scuttle the probe into corruption in IPL.
Some parts of the 35-page report was made public by the Supreme Court few minutes ago. However, the court took mentioned the fact that Srinivasan and IPL CEO N Sundar Raman along with the IPL governing council were aware of betting in the tournament but failed to take action.
This report makes way for N. Srinivasan to return to BCCI, contest in the election to seek a second term as president. The BCCI Annual General Meeting is scheduled to take place on November 20. Srinivasan was among the 13 names probed by the Mudgal committee, which was appointed by the Supreme Court to inquire into this Match Fixing saga.
The only fault on the part of N. Srinivasan is his failure on not reporting appropriate action against the player number 3. There were a total of nine players convicted in the report and are mentioned in a numerical order at the end of the report.
On Friday, the Supreme Court Bench had revealed the names of Srinivasan, his son-in-law and the “so called” Cricket Enthusiast Gurunath Meiyappan (supposed to be the Chennai Super Kings team owner), Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra and former IPL Chief Executive Officer Sundar Raman among the non-playing members who were being investigated. The four were served notices and the next hearing is scheduled on November 24.
Here are the findings of the committee:
N. Srinivasan: He is not involved in fixing and in scuttling investigations into match fixing. But he was aware of violation of player’s code of conduct and failed to take actions against a particular player.
Gurunath Meiyappan: He was involved in betting. He was in touch with a player who had connection with the bookies. But there is no evidence available to say that he is involved in fixing the matches.
Raj Kundra: He was in touch with bookies about betting and violated BCCI/IPL anti-corruption code. He also said that investigation against him was stopped abruptly by the Rajasthan police. He also befriended a well-known punter and placed bets.
Sundar Raman: He had contacted a bookie 8 times. He has admitted to receiving information about Meiyappan and Kundra being involved in betting but did not convey the information to anyone.
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