Corruption in the IPL

IPL probe panel discusses procedure

Amol Karhadkar

June 21, 2013

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Gurunath Meiyappan and the owners of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, who were the focus of the corruption charges during IPL 2013, will have to depose before the inquiry commission, Ratnakar Shetty, the BCCI's general manager - game development, said after the first meeting of the commission on Friday.

Justice T Jayaram Chouta and R Balasubramanian, the two High Court judges comprising the commission, met with Shetty in Bangalore and discussed the procedure the inquiry would follow.

"The procedures that the commission should follow and the rules and regulations were discussed," Shetty said. "Explanations from the three - Gurunath Meiyappan, owners of CSK and Rajasthan Royals - were sought. They will all be given an opportunity to explain themselves in person by the commission."

Following the arrests of three Royals cricketers and that of Meiyappan, a Super Kings management member and BCCI president N Srinivasan's son-in-law, the following week, the board had announced on May 28 that a three-member commission would conduct the internal inquiry against both the teams and Meiyappan.

However, following Sanjay Jagdale's resignation from the panel and as BCCI secretary, it was reconstituted on June 10. Since Royals co-owner Raj Kundra had allegedly admitted to his involvement in betting on his team's matches to Delhi Police, the panel was also asked to look into the complaint filed against him.

Amol Karhadkar is a correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

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