On Sunday a report was submitted to the board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) by the two member probe panel which was investigating the spot fixing and betting scandal in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League . The report says that no evidence of spot fixing and betting has been found against Rajasthan Royals co- owner Raj Kundra and Gurunath Meiyappan , son-in-law of N Shri Niwasan.
The committee comprising of two former judges of the Tamil Nadu high court , T Jayaram Chouta and R Balasabramaniam has submitted its reports to the BCCI on Sunday which will be forwarded to the IPL governing counci l. The report had also reportedly cleared Chennai Super Kings of fixing charges .
“There’s no evidence of any wrong doing found by the judges against Raj Kundra, India Cements and Rajhasthan Royals . The report will be forwarded to the IPL governing council which will take a final decision when it meets on 2 August in New Delhi, ” Niranjan Shah vice president of BCCI , told reporters on Sunday.
But on Tuesday, in what it is certainly going to be a huge blow to the nation’s cricket team , the Bombay high court has declared the reports submitted by the probe panel as illegal and unconstitutional. The high court has asked the BCCI to set up a new probe panel and also to conduct yet another inquiry.
This decision made by the Mumbai High Court can be a huge setback to Shri Niwasan also as after the clean chit given by the probe pannel, it was widely anticipated that Shri Niwasan would get his position back in the BCCI .
The match fixing scandal that rocked the ipl came into light when three players of Rajhasthan Royals , S Shrisanth , Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan were arrested from Mumbai by Delhi Police on 16 may. Later, N Shri Niwasan was dragged in the controversy after his son-in-law Meiyappan was arrested by the Mumbai Police . Shri Nivasan later stepped aside as the BCCI president and Dalmiyan was appointed in his place.