SC rejects BCCI proposed panel investigating IPL corruption

New Delhi, Apr.22: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) proposed three-member investigative panel to look into allegations of corruption in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

According to reports appearing on television channels, the apex court has instead asked the Mudgal Committee to investigate 13 players, who were named in its report. The apex court has given time till 2 p.m. for the committee to respond to its suggestion.

The BCCI had proposed the names of former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director R.K. Raghavan, former high court judge J.N. Patel and former Indian cricket captain Ravi Shastri as the panel members investigating the corruption in IPL.

The decision to form the probe panel was made after the Supreme Court of India urged the BCCI to probe spot-fixing claims against 13 players and officials.

The Supreme Court had recently ordered incumbent president N. Srinivasan to stand down from the post amid allegations that his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was involved with illegal betting in the last IPL season.

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar is overseeing the ongoing IPL tournament. (ANI)