Indian players under match-fixing scanner: Top 10 developments
The Justice Mukul Mudgal panel report on spot-fixing and illegal betting, submitted to the Supreme Court on Monday, has sought an investigation into the possible involvement of six prominent "Indian capped" players, including one who is part of the current team.
1) The names of the six players have been submitted by the three-member committee to the court in sealed cover. The report makes several references to the possible alleged involvement of prominent players. (IPL spot-fixing timeline)
2) The 170-page report says it "appears that names of six prominent Indian capped players are available in tapes in connection with dealings with bookies."
3) The report says that a journalist connected with the recording of tapes for a sports magazine, has claimed he can identify the voice of a player who was part of the team which played the World Cup and is a member of the Indian team currently.
4) Also, the report says, former BCCI President I S Bindra has claimed that he knows of two former reputed Indian players who were allegedly involved in match fixing.
5) The report also refers to the transcripts of taped conversations between two alleged bookies, Chandresh Jain and Ashwani Aggarwal, in which there are "references to high level fixing of players where the names of two international Indian players were mentioned."
6) It says that the Delhi Police, which investigated spot-fixing allegations, has disclosed that suspended cricketer S Sreesanth alleged that three prominent Indian players were involved with bookies. Sreesanth was arrested last year and is now out on bail.
7) The Mudgal report says according to the Mumbai and Delhi Police, recorded conversations "indicate connection of some Indian and foreign players with betting activities". (Read full report here)
8) In a major setback for BCCI president N Srinivasan, the Mudgal panel has found his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyyappan's involvement in illegal betting in last year's edition of the IPL. It has also said he passed on about the Chennai Super Kings team or CSK, owned by his father-in-law's company India Cements. (Read full report here)
9) The report says that despite assertions by Mr Srinivasan and CSK that Mr Meiyyappan was only a fan, the Mudgal report has said that he was the face of the CSK and functioning as team owner. Â
10) Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi tells NDTV that the IPL probe panel findings are just the top of the iceberg. He also says that N. Srinivasan will have to take responsibility. "It is very convenient to put it all on the son-in-law (Gurunath Meiyappan); the buck stops at Srinivasan. Let the police investigations go on. Srinivasan wants to be the Czar of the world, he want to control everything... why? Because he lets fixing go on." (Read full report here)