BCCI CoA suggests Supreme Court to open the sealed envelope regading 2013 spot-fixing scandal

BCCI CoA suggests Supreme Court to open the sealed envelope regading 2013 spot-fixing scandal

BCCI had then requested the Supreme Court to not make the names public.

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The juggernaut of the Indian Premier League (IPL) had come to a screeching halt during its 2013 edition when some of the bigger names in the game were caught in the spot-fixing scandal. While the strict action was taken against the Rajasthan Royals and the Chennai Super Kings, some of the big names were never revealed by the Supreme Court an kept it in the sealed envelope. However, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has now requested the apex court to reveal the names in order to restart the investigation.

This is a completely different stance from CoA compared to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). They want the Supreme Court to submit all the names in the sealed envelope discovered during Justice Mudgal’s probe process in order to further investigate the matter.

Necessary action needs to be taken

CoA has made this suggestion in a report prepared by them on possible measures the Indian board should take to strengthen its Anti-Corruption Unit. “The CoA suggests that necessary action (after further investigation, if required) should be taken against the remaining nine persons named by the Justice Mudgal Committee in the aforementioned report.

“For this purpose, the Honorable Supreme Court may consider handing over the remaining portion of the said report (which is kept in a sealed cover with the Honorable Supreme Court) to the ACU for necessary action in conjunction with relevant authorities,” the CoA tells in its submission to the Apex court,” part of the CoA’s report read according to India Today.

During the investigation, some big names came ahead in the spot-fixing scandal. BCCI had then requested Supreme Court to not make the names public as the allegations were unsubstantiated and reputation of the players was at stake. “Action against those named by Justice Mudgal in its report which is currently in a sealed envelope with the Hon’ble Supreme Court will send a strong message to all and act as a deterrent,” the report further read.

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