Resuming its hearing on the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing controversy, the Supreme Court (SC) slammed the league's chief operating officer (COO) Sundar Raman for 'watching the fun' and not doing his job properly. The apex court said Raman was only interested in serving the VVIPs.
The SC said, “You didn’t deem it fit to register a complaint because you were taking care of celebrities. You were only watching the fun. It seems because of your job profile you were only interested in serving VVIPS.”
The report submitted by the Mudgal panel revealed that Raman knew a contact of a bookie and had contacted him eight times in one season. Earlier on November 14, during the hearing in the SC, it was revealed that Srinivasan, along with his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, IPL COO Sundar Raman and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra were four of the 13 members in the envelope given to the SC by the Mudgal committee.
The Supreme Court also said it will examine the validity of BCCI's rule 6.2.4 under which conflict of interest is permissible. Under this clause, N. Srinivasan's company India Cements was allowed to own an IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings since the inception of the tournament in 2008.
Raman, who is believed to be Srinivasan's 'right-hand man' has denied allegations and also went on to say that he was not aware of his 'contact' being a bookie. The debate on the Justice Mukul Mudgal report is expected to end on Tuesday.