COA for further investigation into fixing, urges SC to reopen sealed envelope

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The Committee of Administrators in the Board of Control for Cricket in India is for further investigation in spot fixing by BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit. The CoA thus has written to the Supreme Court to consider submitting the nine names discovered by the Hon’ble Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal for further investigation into the matter.

The CoA has made the recommendation as part of a report on possible measures the BCCI can take to strengthen its anti-corruption functioning, states an India Today report.

“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 has stated in its submission to the Apex court.

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Justice Mudgal committee, after investigating math fixing allegations against 13 entities, had recommended against IPL teams Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super kings, along with Gurunath Meyiappan (CSK) and Raj Kundra (RR); but “some leading names of Indian cricket” were not disclosed following the findings and withheld by the Supreme Court in a sealed envelope.

The Court had ruled that the portion of the report that deals with conduct of the players be held back till further notice. BCCI had at the time submitted to the Court not to make the names public as the allegations were unsubstantiated and reputation of players was at stake.

The COA now observes in its report to the court, “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.”

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