New Delhi, Apr 3: The IPL corruption scandal took a new twist today with a report claiming the involvement of more players and teams.
According to a story in "The Indian Express", the confidential report submitted by the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee to the Supreme Court contains names of 12 to 13 players and not just 6.
These players are from Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Rajasthan Royals (RR) and three more IPL teams. Also there are allegations against IPL officials, according to the report.
"The confidential report on suspected corruption in the IPL submitted to the Supreme Court by the Mudgal panel is believed to contain "unverified" allegations against 12 or 13 players, and not just six as believed.
"These dozen or so players belong to Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, whose owners are already being investigated in the corruption scandal, and three other teams. This implies that the cloud of betting and match-fixing hangs over players from five of the eight teams in the T20 tournament," the newspaper report said.
The IPL controversy has resulted in Supreme Court asking BCCI president N Srinivasan to step down and making former India captain Sunil Gavaskar as interim chief.
The next hearing on the IPL corruption case in the Supreme Court is on April 16.