IPL probe: Mudgal committee not to question Indian players in England

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Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 12:34 [IST]
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IPL probe: Mudgal committee clarifies

Mumbai, Aug 20: The Justice Mudgal IPL Probe Committee has said it has not interacted with N Srinivasan or Guruanth Meiyappan with regard to the investigations and also will not travel to England for interaction with Team India players.

In a media release issued by BCCI, the committee brushed aside speculations in the media about the possibility of questioning the Indian players, currently in England.

The sixth edition of IPL was hit by spot-fixing, betting scandals. Srinivasan's son-in-law Meiyappan was alleged to have placed bets on matches involving Chennai Super Kings.

The probe committee, appointed by the Supreme Court, is headed Retd Justice Mukul Mudgal. The Mudgal committee is expected to submit an interim report to the Supreme Court on August 27.

Here is the full media release from BCCI


"As per the directions of the Justice Mudgal IPL Probe Committee, the following press release is being issued:

"Press Release dated 20.8.2014

"The Committee on 15-16 August 2014 met at Chennai and interacted with its investigative team and other investigative authorities.

The Committee would like to clarify that neither the Committee nor its members interacted with Mr. Srinivasan or Mr. Meiyappan on the 15-16 August 2014 in Chennai or at any other time during the second leg of its investigation ordered by the Hon'ble Supreme Court on 16.5.2014. The Committee or any of its members also have no intention of travelling outside the country for any interaction with the players, contrary to some speculations in the media. The Committee is fully alive of the fact that any interaction with the players during a series may disturb their poise and concentration."

Vidushpat Singhania
Secretary to the Committee"

Anirudh Chaudhry
Honorary Treasurer
Board of Control for Cricket in India"


Story first published:  Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 12:22 [IST]
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