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SC judgement on IPL spot-fixing and N Srinivasan’s fate today

The Supreme Court will pronounce on Thursday its judgement on various issues including the conflict of interest involving BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan in the wake of alleged betting and spot fixing scam of IPL 6 in 2013.

A Bench of Justices T S Thakur and F M I Kalifulla on December 17 last had reserved its verdict on the matter in which several interim directions since August 2013 were passed including the setting up of the three-member committee headed Justice Mukul Mudgal, former chief justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Srinivasan, his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra, cricket administrator Sundararaman, were probed by the Justice Mudgal committee which had found “some misdemeanour by certain persons” and indicted them in the IPL 6 scam. The conflict of interest concerning Srinivasan has come under the scrutiny as he was not only the BCCI president but was also the Managing Director of India Cements, the company which owned the IPL team Chennai Super Kings in which his son-in-law, according to the Mudgal Committee, was an official and was allegedly involved in the betting.

During the pendency of the matter, Srinivasan was asked by the apex court to keep himself away from the affairs of the IPL. When the final report of the Justice Mudgal Committee was opened, the apex court had said the identity of the players should not be made public at this stage.

The court did not give details of the indictment or the misdemeanour or the persons who committed it. The 35-page report referred to the players with numbers as whose key to their identity is in a separate report.
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