Srinivasan not involved in Match-Fixing, Mudgal Panel tells SC

New Delhi, Nov 17: The Mudgal committee, which is probing the IPL spot-fixing case, told the Supreme Court on Monday that the ICC Boss N Srinivasan was not found to be involved in match-fixing scam. However, he had covered up the betting.

Giving a partial clean chit signal to Srinivasan, the panel said that he met a bookie in his hotel room but there is no evidence of his involvement in betting. The report said that he was an official of the Chennai Super Kings team, but there is no material available on record to show that he was involved in match fixing.

However, the Mudgal committee said that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials were aware of his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan's activities and they did not act on it.

The Rajasthan Royals' co-owner Raj Kundra, IPL COO Sundar Raman were in touch with bookies. Sundar Raman knew a contact of a bookie and had contacted him eight times in one season, the panel added.

Talking to media, Shivlal Yadav, BCCI acting President said that action would be taken against all those who are found guilty.

Earlier, resuming the hearing of the case, the apex court on November 14, disclosed seven names that were probed by the Justice Mudgal Committee.

The big names included that of ICC boss N Srinivasan, his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, and Rajasthan Royals' co-owner Raj Kundra. Meiyappan had already been indicted following an incident where a Forensic Science Laboratory in Mumbai confirmed his voice samples in a tapped conversation with another accomplice Vindoo Dara Singh. COO of the IPL and CLT20 Sundar Raman too was probed.

The hearing was further adjourned till November 24. All four people have been asked to be physically present in the court for the next hearing.

The BCCI elections that were slated for November 20, have now been put on hold.

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