Sourav joins Mudgal panel to probe IPL spot-fixing

Ganguly joined the Supreme Court-appointed Mudgal committee as an expert on cricketing affairs.

By: Express News Service | Updated: June 9, 2014 2:41:18 am
Ganguly's name was doing the rounds for quite some time as he is one of the contemporary cricketers having played in IPL till 2012. (Source: IE File Photo)  Ganguly’s name was doing the rounds for quite some time as he is one of the contemporary cricketers having played in IPL till 2012. (Source: IE File Photo)

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has been inducted into the Mudgal panel which is probing into the IPL spot-fixing and betting issues.

The committee, headed by Justice Mukul Mudgal — retired chief justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court — held discussions in Mumbai over the last two days before finalising the name of the former India captain Ganguly.

“We approached Sourav for his consent and he has agreed to join the investigation. We have already started our inquiry process and will soon meet him with the details,” Justice Mudgal said.

“We have appointed a former cricketer as per the Supreme Court order and Sourav will look into the cricket side of the affairs,” he added.

The Supreme Court last month appointed Justice Mudgal to probe into the findings against 13 people whose names were mentioned in a sealed envelope.

The apex court has already barred N Srinivasan to function as the BCCI president pending inquiry.

The other members of the Mudgal committee are L Nageswar Rao (additional solicitor general of India) and senior advocate Niloy Dutta.

They will be assisted by IPS officer BB Mishra, deputy director general of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

Three police officers, from Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, will be in the team as well.

The deadline for submitting the report is August before the BCCI goes into its next AGM in the last week of September.

Sunil Dev appointed manager

Delhi and Districts Cricket Association Secretary Sunil Dev was Saturday named manager of the Indian cricket team for the upcoming tour of England starting June 26. Dev has been the team’s manager on two previous tours. He was the manager when the team toured South Africa in 1996-97 before taking the responsibility once again during the triumphant 2007 Twenty20 World Cup campaign in the same country.

India’s tour of England will start with a couple of two-day warm-up games from June 26 before the team takes on the host side in a five-match Test series. The series is scheduled from July 9 to August 19. This will be followed by a five-match ODI series from August 25 to September 5.

With inputs from pti

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