The Asian Age
SC asks committee to expedite probe
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.