In a major embarrassment for BCCI president N Srinivasan, a Supreme Court-appointed panel held his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan guilty of betting and passing on team information during the IPL matches last year. The SC panel head by by Justice (retd) Mukul Mudgal also recommended further probe against Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty, part-owners of Rajasthan Royals, besides suspending them from participating in any activity of the BCCI, including IPL matches, pending final determination of their role.
Panel indicts BCCI chief’s son-in-law: “The role of Meiyappan in Chennai Super Kings as a team official stands proved… allegations of betting and passing on information against him stand proved. However, the allegations of fixing require further investigation,” said the panel headed by Justice (retd) Mukul Mudgal, which submitted its report to a bench led by Justice A K Patnaik on Monday.
Cloud over Royals, Chennai Super Kings: The fate of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals appeared to hang in the balance on Monday after the Supreme Court-appointed panel clarified that BCCI-IPL may immediately terminate an agreement with a franchisee or owner if their acts hurt the reputation of the T20 league and the game of cricket.
Lens falls on six capped players, one in Indian team: Up to six “Indian capped” players — including one currently in the team — are expected to come under the scanner for their alleged roles in the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal as their names have come up in the Mudgal Report filed before the Supreme Court on Monday.
It’s up to BCCI, SC to decide Gurunath’s future, says Justice Mudgal: Much before he became a High Court judge, former Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal was a well-known sports enthusiast, also involving himself in sports law and speaking on issues concerning growing instances of corruption in sport, especially cricket. In an email interview with The Indian Express, Justice Mudgal talks about his committee’s report, submitted to the Supreme Court today, on spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League.
Gurunath was a CSK team official India: Cements, the owners of Chennai Super Kings, failed to ensure that the team’s official Gurunath Meiyappan adhered to the rules and regulations of the Indian Premier League, according to a Supreme Court appointed Justice Mudgal IPL Probe Committee.
Surprising why Kundra’s statement wasn’t recorded under MCOCA: The Mudgal Report states that “there are materials on record to justify an appropriate investigation to ascertain the culpability of Mr. Raj Kundra and his wife Ms Shilpa Shetty, in placing bets as owner of a franchisee in IPL. Any such culpability on the part of the Kundras would fasten liability on the franchisee, Jaipur IPL Cricket Private Limited and it would be incumbent to ascertain such liability of the franchisee for purposes of appropriate sanctions under the Operational Rules and/or the Franchise Agreement”.
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