CoA asks Supreme Court to expose the 9 cricketers named in sealed envelope for IPL spot-fixing

The names of 9 suspected players are lies with the Apex Court in a sealed envelope.

CoA members Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji | AFP

The Committee of Administrators headed by Vinod Rai has asked the Supreme Court to disclose the names of all the 9 cricketers who were suspected of spot-fixing during the controversial IPL 2013. It is pertinent to mention here that the names of 9 suspected players are lies with the Apex Court in a sealed envelope.

As per a report in Hindustan Times, the CoA asked the Supreme Court to take: “Action against those named by the Justice Mudgal Committee in its report which is currently in a sealed envelope with the Hon’ble Supreme Court. This will send a strong message to all and act as a deterrent.”

Chennai Super Kings team principal Gurunath Meiyappan, Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra, former BCCI president N Srinivasan and IPL COO Sundar Raman were the only four names to be named from the envelope. While Kundra and Meiyappan were handed life bans, Srinivasan and Raman were given clean chits later.

Former IPS officer BB Mishra, who was a member of the Mudgal panel that carried out investigations into the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal, on Friday (November 2) revealed that the probe couldn't be completed due to lack of evidence.

“Yes, I was investigating a lead that I got about a top India player being in touch with a bookie. However, I didn’t have enough evidence,” Mishra told PTI.

“Let me clarify time was never an issue as Supreme Court was very co-operative and had we sought more time, we would have got that. But since the bookie in question didn’t part with evidence, I had no option but to stop investigations,” he added.

Mishra also said that he is ready to share all the investigative leads with BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit chief Ajit Singh, who has been in touch with him.

"Ajit Singh was my senior in Indian Police Service. When he called me after reports emerged, I told him 'sir I am shifting base from Delhi to Bhubaneswar and I will need some time to settle down'.

"Once I settled down, I called Mr Singh but he was in Dubai for the Asia Cup. That was the last I heard from him. Now I will be writing a mail that I am ready to discuss my findings at that point in time," Mishra said.


By Salman Anjum - 03 Nov, 2018

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