New Delhi, Nov 17: ICC Chairman N Srinivasan was not involved in match fixing activity in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Justice Mukul Mudgal probe committee has told Supreme Court.
Portions of the 35-page report, which were made public today, gives clean chit to Srinivasan of fixing links. Also the report said he was not found to be involved in scuttling the investigation in to match-fixing scam, "PTI" reported.
But the report has confirmed that Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra was in touch with bookies and placed bets on matches. Chennai Super Kings' 'official' Gurunath Meiyappan was also involved in betting, the report said.
The report said that Srinivasan, along with four other BCCI officials "was aware of violation of players code of conduct by individual 3 ( a player whose name is not disclosed) but no action was taken againt individual 3 by any of the foresaid officials who were aware of this interaction."
On Meiyappan, the Mukul Mudgal committee said: "Investigations have confirmed that this individual was a team official of a franchise. He was frequently meeting individual 2 in his hotel room. This strengthens the conclusion of the committee ... that individual 1 was in close touch with individual 2."
"The forensic report of the voice sample analysis further confirms the voice of this individual in the conversation with the person acting as a go between, between this individual and bookies. Consequently, the divergent in the two reports dated 8.2.2014 and 9.2.2014 about the voice sample belonging to this individual gets resolved and the report thus becomes unanimous about the betting activity of this individual."
Also the report said IPL COO Sundar Raman knew a contact of a bookie and had contacted him 8 times. "This individual admitted knowing the contact of the bookies but however claimed to be unaware of the connection with betting activities. This individual also accepted that he had received information about Individual 1(Meiyappan) and Individual 11 (Kundra) taking part in betting activities but was informed by the ICC anti-corruption chief that this was not actionable information. This individual also accepted that this information was not conveyed to any other individual," the report said.