10 April, Mumbai
The Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee recorded statements of four people, including three BCCI officials regarding the IPL spot-fixing scandal. Former BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale, current IPL governing council member Ajay Shirke and BCCI’s General Manager (Game Development) Prof R S Shetty along with cricket columnist and author Makarand Waingankar deposed before the committee in Mumbai Thursday .
The committee comprising former Supreme Court Chief Justice R M Lodha, Justices Ashok Bhan and R V Raveendran was set up earlier this year to decide the quantum of punishment to be imposed on former team principal of Chennai Super Kings, Gurunath Meiyappan, and co-owner of Rajasthan Royals, Raj Kundra, who were found guilty of betting.
Even though both these teams are currently participating in this year’s IPL, the committee has been mandated to decide their future.
The Committee will also probe allegation of betting against BCCI’s Chief Operating Officer Sunder Raman and award punishment, if found guilty. The committee has to complete its work in six months and place a report before the Supreme Court.