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Mudgal Report Nails, Srinivasan, Meiyappan, Kundra

NOVEMBER 14, 2014

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Mudgal Report Nails, Srinivasan, Meiyappan, Kundra


The much-awaited report of the Justice Mukul Mudgal panel on the 2013 IPL scam reveal 13 names involved in possible 'misdemeanour' and 'conflict of interest'. Although the panel found no evidence to link B Srinivasan to his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan's betting activities. The report was opened in the Supreme Court, which spelled out the names of five non-players only.


The report rejects that Meiyappan was merely a cricket enthusiast who was not engaged with CSK's affairs and reiterates its earlier finding that he was an official of the Chennai-based T20 team. It lists detailed evidence about Meiyappan's involvement in betting during IPL 2013. It also presents evidence to nail Rajasthan Royals' owner Raj Kundra, who was possibly involved in betting during IPL.


The report considers Saurav Ganguly's analysis of the June 2013 match between CSK and RR, which had evoked suspicions of match-fixing but gave clean chits to Stuart Binny, Owais Shah and Samuel Badree, who had played for RR in IPL 2013. The court has so far made public only the portions dealing with Srinivasan, Meiyappan, Kundra and IPL COO Sundar Raman.

A forensic lab test had confirmed the voice sample of Meiyappan in intercepted telephone conversations with Vindoo Dara Singh, thereby leaving no doubt that Gurunath Meiyappan was indulging in betting in IPL matches. It could entail serious consequences for CSK and its franchise owner India Cements.


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