IPL 2014: Will Mudgal report spell doom for Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals?

The Supreme Court-appointed Mukul Mudgal committee is expected to file its report on February 10. The panel is investigating allegations of corruption against Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals officials.

updated: January 16, 2014 22:36 IST
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Judgment day is fast approaching for Indian Premier League franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. On February 10, 2014 retired Justice Mukul Mudgal, who was appointed by the Supreme Court as the head of a committee to probe the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, will submit its report that may seal the fate of the two franchises. According to sources, CSK and RR face the real possibility of elimination from the cash-rich T20 league.

Justice Mudgal is expected to come down heavily on the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the two franchises when he submits his report to the Supreme Court early next month. The four-month deadline to submit the report expires on February 7. Three players from the Royals - Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila - were banned by the BCCI last year for spot-fixing in IPL 6 while BCCI president N Srinivasan's Super Kings face expulsion if betting charges against his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan are proved to be correct.

A three-member commission, headed by Justice Mudgal, was appointed on October 11, 2013 to investigate IPL corruption charges against the owners of CSK and RR. NDTV has learnt that the Mudgal report will establish the fact that Meiyappan was indeed the Team Principle of Chennai Super Kings, something that CSK has denied so far, and not a mere 'enthusiast'. Meiyappan accepted to betting on IPL games in front of the magistrate but didn't depose before the commission, claiming that the matter is subjudice.

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