IPL 2013 Scandal: Mudgal Panel to Meet Police Investigators

The Mudgal committee which is probing allegations of match-fixing and betting in IPL 2013, is likely to seek more time to submit its report to the Supreme Court. The panel is expected to speak to some current Team India players once they return from England tour.

Updated: August 26, 2014 18:36 IST
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Mudgal (L) is leading the investigation into the spot-fixing scandal which hit the IPL in 2013.

New Delhi: The Mukul Mudgal committee will be meeting police investigators from Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai on Wednesday before submitting what could be an interim report to the Supreme Court on the spot-fixing and betting scandal that hit the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL).

Sources said Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) deputy director B.B. Mishra, a member of the Supreme Court-appointed committee, will be meeting investigating teams from the three cities in Chennai.

The Supreme Court had set a deadline of August-end for submitting the report. (Srinivasan, Meiyappan Questioned by Mudgal Committee)

"We will meet police officials from Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai before finalising the full report. Since Delhi and Mumbai police were the first to expose the scandal, we have to take inputs from them on the pending cases before we can submit a report to the Supreme Court," a member of the committee said on Tuesday. (Supreme Court Asks Mudgal to Carry on Probe)

Delhi Police were the first to bust the scandal after they arrested three Rajasthan Royals cricketers -- S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan -- in a midnight raid in Mumbai last year.

Mumbai police also unearthed betting links after they arrested Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of 'suspended' Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief N. Srinivasan, and Bollywood actor Vindu Dara Singh. (Ganguly Joins Mudgal Committee )

Justice (retired) Mudgal said the committee would meet to decide whether to seek more time from the apex court to submit its report.

"We will meet Wednesday to decide whether we need more time. We have to go through all the investigation details before filing the report," Mudgal said.

Last week, the committee had released a statement saying that they have no intention of interrogating any Indian cricketer in England since it may disturb the team's concentration.

The probe committee is likely to seek more time as it wants to grill some top cricketers after they return from England. The series in England ends with a T20 international on September 7.

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