BCCI panel submits IPL spot-fixing report, Srinivasan set to return?

Kolkata, PTI | Updated : 27 July 2013, 04:36 PM

The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) two-member internal probe panel, comprising former judges T Jayaram Chouta and R Balasubramanian, has submitted its report on the IPL spot-fixing scandal, according to media reports on Saturday.

The committee, according to reports, has cleared sidelined BCCI chief N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan of betting charges but no BCCI official was willing to speak on the issue.

But both Dalmiya and BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel have denied receiving the report. "We have not received any report... I've absolutely no idea about it," Dalmiya said.

An exhaustive report of about 500 pages had been earlier submitted but it is unlikely that interim president Dalmiya would take a decision on Modi in Sunday's meeting.

But insiders claim that the report was submitted on Thursday and the verdict would be read out absolving Meiyappan of the charges of betting in the last edition of the Indian Premier League.

A verdict in favour of Meiyappan would pave the way for Srinivasan into the BCCI as he had stepped aside from his post of president after Mumbai Police had levelled charges against his son-in-law in the spot-fixing and betting scandal.

Srinivasan's return would also mean that he will be technically eligible to contest in the Board's elections in September.

First Published: Saturday, July 27, 2013 04:34 PM
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