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BCCI COA writes to Supreme Court to reopen sealed envelope
Thursday 01 November 2018

 

Marking a significant change to the BCCI's stance, the Committee of Administrators (COA) has written to the Supreme Court to consider submitting all names in the sealed envelope discovered during Justice Mudgal's probe process for further investigation to its Anti Corruption Unit.
The COA has made this suggestion in a report prepared on possible measures the BCCI can take to strengthen its anti-corruption functioning.
"The CoA suggests that necessary action (after further investigation, if required) should be taken against the remaining nine persons named by the Justice Mudgal Committee in the report as mentioned earlier. For this purpose, the Honorable Supreme Court may consider handing over the remaining portion of the said report (which is kept in a sealed cover with the Honorable Supreme Court) to the ACU for necessary action in conjunction with relevant authorities," the CoA says in its submission to the Apex court.
Justice Mudgal and his team of investigators were tasked with investigating allegations against 13 persons during the spot-fixing scandal probe. While action was taken against Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, Gurunath Meyiappan and Raj Kundra, some big names of Indian cricket said to be under the scanner were withheld.
The Court had ruled that the portion of the report that deals with the conduct of the players be held back till further notice. BCCI had at the time submitted to the Court not to make the names public as the allegations were unsubstantiated and reputation of players was at stake.
The COA now observes in its report to the court, "Action against those named by Justice Mudgal in its report which is currently in a sealed envelope with the Hon'ble Supreme Court will send a strong message to all and act as a deterrent."

 

Marking a significant change to the BCCI's stance, the Committee of Administrators (COA) has written to the Supreme Court to consider submitting all names in the sealed envelope discovered during Justice Mudgal's probe process for further investigation to its Anti Corruption Unit.


The COA has made this suggestion in a report prepared on possible measures the BCCI can take to strengthen its anti-corruption functioning.

"The CoA suggests that necessary action (after further investigation, if required) should be taken against the remaining nine persons named by the Justice Mudgal Committee in the report as mentioned earlier. For this purpose, the Honorable Supreme Court may consider handing over the remaining portion of the said report (which is kept in a sealed cover with the Honorable Supreme Court) to the ACU for necessary action in conjunction with relevant authorities," the CoA says in its submission to the Apex court.

Justice Mudgal and his team of investigators were tasked with investigating allegations against 13 persons during the spot-fixing scandal probe. While action was taken against Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, Gurunath Meyiappan and Raj Kundra, some big names of Indian cricket said to be under the scanner were withheld.

The Court had ruled that the portion of the report that deals with the conduct of the players be held back till further notice. BCCI had at the time submitted to the Court not to make the names public as the allegations were unsubstantiated and reputation of players was at stake.

The COA now observes in its report to the court, "Action against those named by Justice Mudgal in its report which is currently in a sealed envelope with the Hon'ble Supreme Court will send a strong message to all and act as a deterrent."

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