IPL 2014: Indian side not prepared to comment on Mudgal’s IPL Report

The Indian team management in New Zealand preferred to keep mum over Mukul Mudgal’s probe committee report on the Indian Premier League (IPL) where, their captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is also captain of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).


“We have not seen this report and and we should not comment on this,” said T C Mathews, the Indian team manager said in New Zealand where his side have recently been defeated in the first Test in Auckland.

Mumbai Police

Mumbai Police wants the order from the higher court to expedite the trials in the lower court against the accused, revealed Nandkumar Gopale, the Investigation Officer, Crime Branch.

“There are several old cases pending in the criminal court here,” said Gopale. “Even the cases of 2005 are not cleared and we want the higher court orders from High Court or Supreme Court to expedite the case against the fixers.

“We have already filed charge sheets against 22 accusedm the list including foreigners,” he added.

Limited scope

The old probe committee, which was appointed by the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) says their scope was limited in the investigation.

Justice T Jayarama Chouta and Justice R Balasubramanian had exonerated Gurunath Mayeppan, the son-in-law of BCCI president N. Srinivasan.

“Our scope of investigation in this matter was limited,” suggested Mayeppan. “Mudgal’s committee had a wider role and they were appointed by the Supreme Court.

“Obviously they had more access and we have nothing to say if Gurunath Mayeppan’s name has surfaced again.

“Our report was not based on any pressure from any quarter”.

Offer to appear

Former railway employee, and an activist Atul Kumar had offered to appear before the new probe committee. However, his wish was not granted.

“I wanted to show them how the fixing is being done,” he confirmed. “I have narrated the sequences in my two books (Inside The Boundary Line and Bettors Beware). “The books were sent to the probe committee and I am sure more truths will come out now.”

Bipin Dani

A Civil Engineer by profession, Bipin is also a senior cricket journalist in India.
He has toured UAE, Sri Lanka, Morocco and Malaysia, to name a few, and contributes to a large number of newspapers in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
His twitter bio reads: Eat cricket stories, drink cricket stories, sleep cricket stories.

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