New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar on Monday refused to comment on the justice Mudgal Committee’s report on the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal.
On being asked for his opinion on the issue, the cricket legend said the Supreme Court will look into the case, and it was not wise for him to make a comment.
“The honorable Supreme Court is hearing the case. It wouldn’t be wise for me to make a comment on it now,” Tendulkar was quoted as saying by televison channels.
The Supreme Court’s (SC) hearing of the Mudgal panel’s report on the IPL spot-fixing inquiry is to resume on Monday.
The report confirmed sidelined Indian cricket board's president N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, a team official of Chennai Super Kings, was involved in betting.
The report, however, gave a clean chit to Srinivasan on both counts of spot-fixing and betting.
Last week, the BCCI decided to stand behind N Srinivasan and IPL COO Sundar Raman, after an emergency working committee meeting on November 18.
With the SC clearing Srinivasan of betting and match-fixing charges, the latter had sought the apex body to reinstate him as the BCCI president and to allow CSK to play in the IPL.
Tendulkar, who has often been criticised for not speaking out on several burning issues of Indian cricket, once again decided to play safe and did not take a stand.
The Rajya Sabha MP has always tried to steer clear of the match-fixing saga ever since it first emerged more than a decade ago. The 41-year-old has not addressed this issue even in his recently released autobiography.
With agency inputs