The Asian Age

SC asks com­mit­tee to ex­pe­dite probe

- VERMA HAPPY

New Delhi, Sept. 1: The Supreme Court granted Jus­tice Mud­gal Com­mit­tee two months more time to com­plete the probe against ICC pres­i­dent N. Srini­vasan and oth­ers in IPL bet­ting scan­dal. The Apex court on Mon­day also asked the Mud­gal panel to ex­pe­dite the probe into the IPL 6 spot- fix­ing scan­dal.

The Supreme Court al­lowed the com­mit­tee to file any in­terim re­port on Srini­vasan or any of­fice bearer of BCCI. The court had in May had re­jected the pro­posal of BCCI to con­duct the probe through its own panel and had given the task of in­ves­ti­ga­tion to Jus­tice Mud­gal panel. The pe­ti­tioner in the IPL spot- fix­ing case and the face of the anti- N Srini­vasan camp Aditya Verma on Mon­day ex­pressed his hap­pi­ness after Supreme Court de­cided not to re­in­state the Tamil Nadu strong­man in BCCI chief ’ s post till Mud­gal com­mit­tee sub­mits its fi­nal re­port.

“The BCCI plea had only one mo­tive — to get Srini­vasan back into the board by hook or crook and make him el­i­gi­ble for the post of Pres­i­dent another three- year term in the next AGM later this month. What is go­ing on in the BCCI is highly un­demo­cratic,” Verma said.

“The BCCI has one- point pro­gramme — to look after the in­ter­est of one man and not the game. I am happy that the Hon­ourable Court has not re­in­stated Srini­vasan. The BCCI might try it again but we are go­ing to op­pose it,” Verma added.

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