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SBD Global/October 10, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Former High Court Chief Justice Says BCCI Is In 'Good Shape' Despite Controversy

Former Chief Justice of Punjab High Court Mukul Mudgal, "known for his uprightness," said that Indian cricket "is in a good shape and Chennai Super Kings are one of the best sides in the Indian Premier League," according to Vijay Tagore of the MUMBAI MIRROR. Mudgal said that he "never had held any bias" against the Board of Control for Cricket in India although he has always "been known be an ardent critic of the BCCI." Mudgal: "That is a misconception, I've never held anything against the BCCI. In fact, I think, the BCCI is one of the better run sports bodies in the country." Having been appointed chairman of the IPL probe committee by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Mudgal "is still not aware of the terms and conditions but said he is confident of finishing the probe in the stipulated time." The Supreme Court "has given the panel four months time." The other two members of the committee are senior advocate and Additional Solicitor General N. Nagehswar Rao and Assam Cricket Association member Nilay Dutta (MUMBAI MIRROR, 10/9).

: The PTI reported "under-fire" BCCI President N. Srinivasan said that "his conscience was clear and he did not quit his post despite calls for his ouster since he has done nothing wrong." Asked if his conscience allowed him to continue as the BCCI president even after his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan was chargesheeted by Mumbai Police in connection with the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, Srinivasan said, "Most certainly, I would not have taken up the position if I felt otherwise. And, as I said in the beginning I stand for what I do. If I have done something wrong, yes, my conscience would not permit me" (PTI, 10/9).
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