Mukul Mudgal Committee report on IPL spot fixing scandal
The Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee submitted its report to the Supreme Court after investigating allegations of spot-fixing and betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
As per the Mukul Mugdal Committee report
- The allegations of betting and passing of information against Mr. Gurunath Meiyappan (the Son-in-Law of BCCI president N Srinivasan) stand proved.
- More investigation is needed against Rajasthan Royals owner Mr. Raj Kundra, who is facing charges of betting and fixing the match.
- The allegations of spot-fixing and match fixing against five players – Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan, Ajit Chandila, Amit Singh and Siddharth Trivedi – on the basis of evidence provided by Delhi Police were facing criminal trial and adequate punishment has been imposed upon them by the BCCI.
- Constitution of IPL Governing Council, the two teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals may be suspended.
- As per the Clause 11.3 of the IPL franchise agreement in any case, if the team, official, team owner or anyone else associated with the team tries to bring in bad image on the league, then the team can be suspended immediately.
Recommendations of Mukul Mudgal panel
- Senior players should make ensure that younger players are aware about the spot-fixing and other things that tarnish the image of the sport as well as the player or team.
- The game should be made more clear and transparent.
- Information should be shared with other agencies by BCCI.
- BCCI should make a proactive approach against players and bookies instead of wait for the media probe.
- In its recommendation, it has also suggested getting registered agents of the players by BCCI and those agents should not be allowed to travel with the players.
About Mukul Mugdal Committee
- Formed: By Supreme Court in October 2013.
- Purpose: To investigate spot-fixing in IPL matches.
- Chairman: Mr. Mukul Mudgal, the Retired Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.
- Other members: Additional Solicitor L N Rao and Nilay Dutta.
- The panel led by Justice Mudgal made the report after compiling statements of players, officials associated to IPL and Journalists.
Note: On March 7, 2014, the Supreme Court of India will examine the report submitted by the panel.