New Delhi: With Supreme Court on Friday naming four individuals in the Mudgal Committee report for betting and spot-fixing in IPL 2013, former cricketers and administrators gave a big thumbs up to the development on their respective twitter handles.
Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi, who has now taken asylum in the United Kingdom after being charged with fraudulent activities by the current administration, wants the accused put behind bars.
"All named in report should be #locked up for doing what they did. Examples have to be made. Check the amount of public #money spent on this," Modi tweeted.
All named in report should be #locked up for doing what they did. Examples have to be made. Check the amount of public money spent on this— Lalit Kumar Modi (@LalitKModi) November 14, 2014
BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan, his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra, cricket administrator Sundararaman, who were probed by the Justice Mudgal committee, which had found "some misdemeanour by certain persons" in IPL 6 have been charged by the Supreme Court. Modi expressed his satisfaction on the top court move.
"Finally the #money power and mafia power are no match to honorable Supreme Court. Truth prevails." (Srinivasan is BCCI's Back-Seat Driver: Manohar)
Former BCCI treasurer Kishore Rungta said that action sould be taken against the people named in the report.
"I wish and hope that they are pronounced guilty as quickly as possible. Because more or less it is certain that Meiyappan's name is bound to appear. If Meiyappan's name appear then I cannot see as to how Mr.Srinivasan can escape his responsibilty," said Rungta. (AGM Postponed)
Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma, petitioner in the spot-fixing and betting case, also opined that Srinivasan has ruined BCCI's reputation.
"The court has made it clear that the named parties will have to be there on Nov 24. There were three cricketers named today, six more will be revealed. It is a shame for the BCCI that its name has been dragged into all these things," said Verma. (Srinivasan, Meiyappan Named in Report)
BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla said, "Nothing has been proved and the Supreme Court has not given us any directive and so we cannot comment now. Let's wait for the court order." (More Names Revealed)