New Delhi: N. Srinivasan was not involved in match-fixing or illegal betting and did not attempt to scuttle the probe into corruption in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Justice Mukul Mudgal panel's inquiry report has said. Portions of the 35-page report were made public by the Supreme Court on Monday. (Top 10 developments)
The report took note, however, of the fact that Srinivasan and the IPL governing council - including CEO Sundar Raman - were aware of betting in the tournament, but failed to take action. Talking about Srinivasan, referred as Individual 13, the report says, "This Individual is not involved with match-fixing activity. This individual was not found to be involved in scuttling the investigations into match-fixing." The report, however, highlights that Srinivasan was aware of Code of Conduct violations, "This individual along with four other BCCI officials was aware of the violation of the Players Code of Conduct by Individual 3 (unnamed player), but no action was taken against Individual 3 by any of the aforesaid officials who were aware of this infraction."
Srinivasan said he was relieved by the Mudgal report but did not wish to react till he read its excerpts.