N Srinivasan, Meiyappan, Kundra named in Mudgal report: SCThe Supreme Court on Friday disclosed the names of a few personalities who were probed by the Justice Mudgal Committee for alleged links to the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scam.
The names disclosed by the apex court include that of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan, BCCI chief operating officer (COO) Sunder Raman, Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra and Chennai Super Kings team principal Gurunath Meiyappan.
The court further directed the findings of the Mudgal report on non-cricketers to be disclosed.
According to media reports, the names of national team player Stuart Binny and former England batsman Owais Shah are allegedly also under scrutiny. One player from the Chennai Super Kings team is also under scrutiny.
Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma, who was the petitioner in the case, told the media that the Supreme Court has not revealed the names of the big players.
“The Supreme Court released the seven names of the 13 people who were named in the Mudgal report. Three of the names are of players, while the others are of officials. The court requested that the names of the players not be disclosed,” he said.
“The names that have not been released are all of players, but the court has kept the revealing of the said names on hold as of now,” he added.
Verma also questioned the motives behind the BCCI’s proposal to postpone its annual general meeting (AGM).
“Even after top officials of the BCCI have been named by the Mudgal report, why is the organisation not willing to go ahead with its AGM and name new officials? I request all state associations to not stand by this,” he said.
On March 25, the court had told Srinivasan to step down from his position as BCCI president in order to ensure a fair investigation into the betting and spot-fixing charges levied against his Meiyappan, the team principal of Chennai Super Kings.
The BCCI does not recognize the CAB and Verma, who had filed the public interest litigation (PIL) against the cricketing body last year, accusing it of corruption.