SC proposes new three-member panel to probe into IPL spot-fixing scandal

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed N Srinivasan to take charge as president of the BCCI but has also constituted a three-member panel to investigate the allegations of spot-fixing and betting in the Indian Premier League.

The committee will be headed by former Punjab and Haryana Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal to inquire into the allegation of betting and spot-fixing against his son-in-law and owners of Rajasthan Royals.

Srinivasan had stepped aside from his post after his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested in connection with the spot-fixing scandal.

He was later restrained by the apex court from taking charge after being re-elected as President. Srinivasan has now been allowed to get back at the helm of affairs of the cricketing body after almost four months.

A bench of justices A K Patnaik and J S Kehar, however, appointed a new committee to probe allegations against Meiyappan and owners of Rajasthan Royals including Raj Kundra and was asked to submit its report in the apex court preferably within four months.

With PTI inputs