New Delhi: Retired Justice Mukul Mudgal, who led the probe in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting case, hailed the Supreme Court's verdict on Thursday.
The retired judge said that the apex court's judgement has far reaching consequences. “The Supreme Court gave a very important verdict which describes what the public functions of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are,” added Mudgal.
In a landmark ruling, the apex court barred BCCI president in exile Srinivasan from contesting the board's election and also advised to constitute a three-man panel to decide on punishment of Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings.
The BCCI elections, which has already been delayed due to the hearing, are expected to happen within six weeks.
In between, Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals' co-owner Raj Kundra have been found guilty of betting. The duo were involved in the running of IPL franchises Royals and Kings.
Mudgal also reminded that the probe panel had earlier given clean chit to N. Srinivasan on the alleged cover-up of the spot-fixing and betting scandal.
The court also ruled that BCCI is a public body and constituted a three-man committee of former judges RM Lodha, Ashok Bhan and RV Ravindran to recommend on reforms and amendments by the board.