Sourav Ganguly joins Justice Mudgal`s IPL probe-panel

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Known for his integrity and honesty, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has been asked to join the Justice Mukul Mudgal probe panel investigating the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case.

Justice Mudgal reportedly expressed his desire to include a former cricketer on the panel. In fact, the retired judge has already prepared a list of probables, which includes Ganguly`s name.

Sourav Ganguly retired from international cricket in 2008 and is still considered one of the greatest captains ever to lead India.

In his new role, Ganguly will assist Justice Mudgal in the investigations against 13 persons, including former BCCI president N Srinivasan, who were named in the report submitted to the Supreme Court by the panel.

On April 22, acting on a Supreme Court directive, Justice Mudgal agreed to continue probing the IPL scandal. And the apex court vested in the committee "the powers to investigate, require attendance of witnesses, the power to examine witnesses, the power to search and the power to seize and all other powers necessary for investigation". However, they will not be allowed to carry out arrests.

Other members of the panel are senior advocate L Nageswar Rao and Assam Cricket Association member Nilay Datta. And they will be assisted by senior IPS officer BB Mishra, who is the deputy director-general, narcotics control bureau, New Delhi.

With agency inputs

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