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Dhoni probed by Mudgal panel
Monday 27 October 2014

B B Mishra,deputy director of the National Narcotics Bureau and a key member of the Mukul Mudgal commission, questioned Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, in the presence of some Delhi police officials, in relation to the IPL 2013 spot-fixing scandal.

Dhoni was probed along with Suresh Raina, after Team India landed in Delhi prior to the October 11 ODI. While Dhoni spent nearly four hours with the investigating officials, Raina was interrogated for about three hours. The report is expected to be submitted before the Supreme Court on November 2.

Besides Justice Mudgal, the panel has additional solicitor general L Nageshwar Rao and advocate Nilay Dutta as members. Senior IPS officer Mishra is assisting the panel and has been given search-and-seizure powers as well.

 

According to a source, "Covering up corruption also amounts to corruption. Every single player, including skipper Dhoni of CSK knew that Meiyappan was acting on behalf of the team owner N Srinivasan. He was part of the team meetings and was in the know of every single detail related to the CSK. So, why did Dhoni not acknowledge this fact during his earlier deposition before the panel is one big question for which a thorough clarification was needed."

The report, which is expected to be submitted on November 3, could well decided Chennai Super Kings' fate, as according to the IPL constitution, a franchise stands to be terminated if its owner is found to have indulged in betting or match-fixing.

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