The Supreme Court has postponed the hearing regarding corruption in Indian Premier League till March 25, which also includes arguments about the conclusions brought up by the Mudgal Commission report, which was given to the apex court on February 10.
The BCCI, who is one of the parties in this case, had pleaded then that the court should keep the contents in a sealed envelope submited by the Mudgal committee to the two-judge bench of AK Patnaik and JS Khehar to itself.
As reported by Sportzwiki on March 6, the Mudgal committee report claimed that the committee had got infotrmation over many allegations of sporting fraud which they had passed on to the apex court in the sealed envelope and it will be opened and read only by the judges only due to the sensitive nature of the information.
The committee which comprised of three-member members, lead by former Punjab Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal, has given the names of star Indian players, of which one player is, part of the current national team, as per various media report.
The report also claims that a well-know journalist, who works with a sports magazine, identified the voice of the Indian player. The reporter further mentions that the player was part of World Cup winning team and currently a member of national team.
BCCI, however, in its reply to the report on February 10, said to the apex court: “It is further submitted that the probe committee has given certain confidential material in a sealed cover to this court. Since that material has not been verified to be true, it is most humbly submitted that the material contained in the sealed cover remain with the court and not to be released to the parties.”
“Speculative and baseless charges against leading cricketers have already been made by unscrupulous news channels under the guise of sting operation,” statement added.
“Speculation is rife that the sealed cover contains names of some current members of the national team. The court would kindly take steps to staunch any further damage to the image and reputation of innocent cricketers and the BCCI by passing appropriate orders,” statement concluded
It seems for now BCCI and Co. can breathe a sigh of relief fow two week as the next hearing will take place on March 25.