IPL spot-fixing: Srinivasan gets clean chit, Raj Kundra indicted
NEW DELHI: Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee, which
investigated the allegations of spot-fixing and betting in the 2013 edition of
the Indian Premier League (IPL), has given a clean chit to sidelined BCCI
president N Srinivasan on both counts.
However, the Mudgal report says that Board of Control
for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials were aware of Srinivasan’s son-in-law
Gurunath Meiyappan’s activities but they did not act on it. While exonerating
Meiyappan of spot-fixing charges, the committee said that he was involved in
The committee also says that the then owner of
Rajasthan Royals Raj Kundra was in contact with bookies. The report gives a
clean chit to sidelined BCCI president N. Srinivasan on both counts.
Regarding Meiyappan, the Mukul Mudgal committee said, “Investigations
have confirmed that this individual was a team official of a franchise. He was
frequently meeting individual 2 in his hotel room. This strengthens the
conclusion of the committee ... that individual 1 was in close touch with
“The forensic report of the voice sample analysis
further confirms the voice of this individual in the conversation with the
person acting as a go between, between this individual and bookies.
Consequently, the divergent in the two reports dated 8.2.2014 and 9.2.2014
about the voice sample belonging to this individual gets resolved and the
report thus becomes unanimous about the betting activity of this individual.”