The Apex Court bench headed by Justice AK Patnaik directed the hearing to be slated for March 25.The Apex Court set up a three-member committee headed by Justice (retired) Mudgal to file a detail report into last year's IPL scandal.

Additional Solicitor General N Nagehswar Rao and Assam Cricket Association (ACA) member Nilay Dutta, also a senior advocate, were the other members of the committee.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its response told the Apex Court that it would proceed against Chennai Super Kings only after an inquiry as per its rule. The BCCI has cited divergence in the views of Justice (retired) Mudgal and Dutta on the conduct of Gurunath Meiyappan, who was the team principal of Chennai Super Kings, owned by India Cements.

Gurunath was arrested by the Mumbai police last year for betting in IPL. He is the son-in-law of BCCI president Narayanswami Srinivasan, who also heads India Cements.

In his report to the Supreme Court, Justice (retired) Mudgal has indicted Meiyappan in the IPL betting scandal. He also blamed India Cements for failing to comply with the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Code for participants.

Justice (retired) Mudgal said Meiyappan was ‘the face and team official’ Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the allegations of betting and passing information against him ‘stand proved’.

In a 171-page document submitted to the Supreme Court, he said the allegations of betting and fixing against Meiyappan as well as Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra need to be further investigated.

The BCCI has appealed to the Supreme Court not to make public the cricketers named in the report.

In a sealed report to the Apex Court, Justice (retired) Mudgal has submitted the names of six prominent cricketers, who could be involved in the IPL betting scandal.


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