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BCCI to propose probe panel to Supreme Court
BCCI to propose probe panel to India's Supreme Court in IPL spot-fixing case
Associated Press
2014-04-20 10:42 PM

MUMBAI, India (AP) -- The Board of Control for Cricket in India will propose a panel to investigate corruption allegations in the Indian Premier League during the next hearing of an ongoing case in India's Supreme Court.

The names of former India allrounder Ravi Shastri, former Central Bureau of Investigation chief R.K. Raghavan and retired Calcutta High Court judge J.N. Patel have been doing the rounds in local media reports but the BCCI refused to confirm the members of the panel.

"We will give the names of the persons to the Supreme Court only," BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India after a working committee meeting.

The matter will come up for hearing on Tuesday.

The BCCI was asked by the court last Wednesday to work out the investigation into the spot-fixing scam after BCCI chief Narainswami Srinivasan was forced by the court to step aside last month because of the alleged involvement of his son-in-law in a spot-fixing scam during the 2013 tournament.

The Supreme Court said it was not ordering an independent probe immediately because it respected the autonomy of the cricket body.

Srinivasan's position as BCCI chief became untenable when a three-member committee headed by Justice Mukul Mudgal found Srinivasan's son-in-law, Gurunath Meiyappan, guilty of being in contact with illegal bookmakers in a report to the Supreme Court.

Meiyappan was the principal of IPL team Chennai Super Kings, which is owned by India Cements company, of which Srinivasan is the managing director.

The court appointed test great Sunil Gavaskar as interim BCCI President for the duration of the ongoing IPL, which continues until June 1. Another former player, Shivlal Yadav, is in charge of all non-IPL matters.

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