It is a good news for the Cricket fans. One of the best captains of India and also one of the purest men in the game, Sourav Ganguly joined the investigations of the Supreme Court appointed committee on Wednesday.
The committee is headed by Justice (Retd.) Mukul Mudgal and they are to investigate deep into the allegations of betting and spot fixing scandals in the previous, i.e. the sixth edition of IPL. This is a great thing that could have happened to the Indian thing and surely this man’s influence in the committee will bring out the truths.
Sourav Ganguly was included in the Mudgal committee earlier this month and this was perhaps one of the great decisions being made.
Sourav Ganguly, on this Wednesday, flew to New Delhi to attend for the proceedings as it was for the first time that the full committee met.
On a statement made to the PTI, Justice Mudgal stated, “Yes, Sourav joined the investigations today. It was the first time after his appointment that we met in person. The meeting took place at my office and I would like to think that discussions were indeed very fruitful. We had already sent the relevant documents that Sourav would have required to study before our meeting. He came well prepared. Beyond that I am not in a position to divulge anymore information. From now on any meeting of the committee will be held in my office.”
Other members in the committee are Additional Solicitor General L Nageswara Rao, senior advocate Niloy Datta and senior IPS officer B B Mishra.
An important fact is to be mentioned here. It was Sourav Ganguly back in 2000, who took over captaincy of a stained Indian side, which suffered from quite a few match fixing allegations. Sourav went on to build a perfect team and revived the Indian team and India team remained spotless on his era of captaincy. He has been an influential person and has always been away from any spot fixing scandals.
Even, it was once told that bookies feared to approach Indian team members during his era of captaincy.