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BCCI named Ravi Shastri in three-member panel to probe IPL betting

BCCI has chosen a three-member panel to probe allegations of betting and spot-fixing during the sixth edition of IPL.

Apr 21, 2014 11:40 IST
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Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 20 April 2014 chose names of the panelists to be a part of a three-member panel to probe into allegations of betting and spot-fixing during the sixth edition of IPL. The three member panel will comprise
• The former Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court, Jai Narayan Patel
• The former Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, RK Raghavan
• The former India captain-turned-commentator, Ravi Shastri

The BCCI will propose these names to the Supreme Court of India on 22 April 2014 and the final decision will be made by the apex court that who will investigate the matter fairly.

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Earlier, the Supreme Court bench comprising Justice AK Patnaik and Justice FM Ibrahim on 16 April 2014 directed to BCCI to come up with ways to take the probe forward by highlighting its institutional autonomy. It also asked BCCI to respond on the conduct of the probe by 22 April 2014.

Background
This probe panel will be formed on the basis of the report submitted by Justice Mudgal Committee on IPL betting scam. The Mudgal Committee in its report has accused 12 prominent cricketers and N Srinivasan.

At present, N Srinivasan has been suspended as the President of BCCI and his suspension will remain until conclusion of the probe doesn’t ends.

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