Probe commission member BB Mishra in Chennai to quiz N Sriniwasan

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 14, 2014, 19:55 PM IST

New Delhi: B B Mishra, one of the prominent members of the Supreme Court-appointed IPL probe commission headed by (Retd) Justice Mukul Mudgal, is in Chennai to carry out the investigation into the betting and match-fixing scandal during the sixth edition of IPL.

Senior IPS officer Mishra, who is also the deputy director general of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), during his stay in Chennai will be questioning BCCI`s president in exile and ICC chairman N Srinivasan.

Some of other notable names who would be meeting the IPL probe commission member are Srinivasan`s son-in-law and former Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) general secretary Kashi Viswanathan, former Q Branch SP Sampath Kumar and senior IPS officer Abhas Kumar.

"Mr Mishra and his team is now travelling across the country on investigation purpose. He will be in Chennai till August 16th during which he is supposed to question Srinivasan and Gurunath. He will also have a meeting with some of the IPS officers in Chennai," a top source in the BCCI told PTI today.

There is a possibility that the Mudgal Commission might request the Supreme Court for an extension from its current deadline of submission of the report on August 31.

When Justice Mudgal was asked about extension, he was non-committal.

"We have not yet decided about it," Justice Mudgal said.

However there is a possibility that the Commission will wait for the India versus England series to get over as they intend to speak to some of the top cricketers.

The England series will only get over on September 7.

"There is a possibility that the commission after reviewing the investigations carried out during the Chennai leg will appeal to the Honourable Supreme Court for an extension," the source added.