The special SC bench, headed by Justice TS Thakur gave a big set back to N Srinivasan by refusing to reinstate him as the BCCI President. The bench also granted additional two months's time to the Mudgal Committee to submit its report on the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing and betting controversy, and permitted the Commission to file another interim report on the matter, if they want to.
The hearing of this case has been adjourned till November 10, 2014. The Mudgal Panel had earlier conducted the probe in the scandal and had submitted in a sealed envelope its report in which names of Srinivasan and 12 cricketers were mentioned.
"We are of the considered opinion that the allegations against the 13 persons including N Srinivasan mentioned in the report submitted in the sealed cover should be investigated into by the Justice Mudgal Committee and the team of investigators because if a new Probe Committee is entrusted to inquire into the allegations, there is likelihood of the allegations being leaked to the public and such leakage will damage the reputation of the 13 persons beyond repair," the bench had said.
Besides Justice Mudgal, the panel has Additional Solicitor General L Nageshwar Rao and advocate Nilay Dutta as members. The panel was asked by the apex court to complete the probe and file the report in a sealed envelope by the end of August.
The IPL 2013 spot fixing and betting scandal had resulted in the arrest of Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of N Srinivasan and three Rajasthan Royals cricketers – S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan.