New Delhi: Pleased with the new probe panel proposed by the Supreme Court to investigate the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal, petitioner and Cricket Association of Bihar Secretary Aditya Verma today said he would now request the apex court to monitor the committee's functioning.
The Supreme Court today proposed a three-member panel headed by former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Mukul Mudgal to enquire into the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
A bench of Justices A K Patnaik and J S Kehar also proposed the names of senior advocate and Additional Solicitor General N Nageshwar Rao and Assam Cricket Association member Nilay Dutta to be part of the panel. Dutta was a member of the IPL Governing Council and has resigned recently.
The Supreme Court has given both parties one day to finalise their views on the names suggested, posting the matter for tomorrow.
“I am happy that the Supreme Court has given these three names, we will be consulting with our lawyers on this. We will be satisfied if this probe panel investigation is conducted directly under the supervision of the honourable Supreme Court,” Verma told PTI.
It was on Verma's petition that the apex court stopped Srinivasan from taking charge as BCCI President despite being elected unanimously in the Board's AGM.
“The BCCI counsel has been raising a lot of hue and cry over how the Board has not been functioning because its President has not been allowed to discharge his duties. Our endeavour was and will remain to keep Srinivasan out of BCCI activities forever,” said Verma.
“Our counsel told the court that Mr Jagmohan Dalmiya functioned quite well as interim chief quite well and there is no major issue on that front.”