Supreme Court ignores plea to stop N. Srinivasan attending ICC meetings; will name fresh panel to probe IPL scam

The Supreme Court has now reserved its order on constituting a new probe panel to investigate allegations against suspended BCCI boss N. Srinivasan and 12 others named in a sealed envelope.

updated: April 29, 2014 15:01 IST
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order on constituting a probe panel to investigate allegations of corruptions against suspended Board of Control for Cricket in India president N. Srinivasan and 12 others. This, after BCCI lawyers objected to Justice Mukul Mudgal carrying out a second round of investigation into the betting and spot-fixing scandal that rocked the Indian Premier League last year.

There was good news for Srinivasan when the two-judge Supreme Court bench refused to stop the ousted Board chief from attending International Cricket Council meetings. In spite of Nalini Chidambaram, representing petitioner Cricket Association of Bihar, urging the court to bar Srinivasan representing BCCI at ICC, the court said: "We are not concerned with the issue at present. Let us concentrate on the probe issue." BCCI's lawyers also wanted the court to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI boss till investigations are completed. (Recap read: When Supreme Court rejected appeal to have Srinivasan reinstated)

Constituted by the Supreme Court in October last year, Mudgal led a three-man inquiry committee to investigate allegations of betting and match-fixing in IPL. The committee submitted a report on February 10. It also gave a sealed envelope that contained "incriminating material" against Srinivasan and 12 others that needed further investigation and verification.

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