India Abroad May 2, 2014 A47 SPORTS
The Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee — an independent panel appointed by India’s Supreme Court
to inquire into betting and spot-fixing allegations in the 2013 Indian Premier League
— is likely to extend its probe to former
Board of Control for Cricket in India chief
Narayanaswami Srinivasan and 12 others,
including some prominent cricketers.
The apex court had asked the panel earlier whether it would be willing to continue its inquiry after it submitted its report
in a sealed envelope, citing serious allegations against Srinivasan and some capped
‘We have given our consent. It is subject
to the Supreme Court approval April 29,’
Once the court accepted their consent,
he told the media, the committee would
finalize the procedure on how to move for-
ward and also decide whether any new
members should be included.
The Supreme Court rejected a three-member panel proposed by the BCCI to
investigate the scam last week.
Independent panel to probe
charges against Srinivasan
Somdev Devvarman’s lean run extended April 22 when he was beaten in the first round of the Barcelona Open by Martin
Klizan of Slovakia.
It was his fifth straight first-round defeat on
the ATP Tour.
Ranked 100 in the world and India’s number
1 Singles player, he was beaten 2-6, 4-6 by the
108-ranked Klizan in 68 minutes.
Since winning the Delhi Open Challenger,
Somdev has only one victory on the Tour —
against Juan Marti del Potro, who retired midway through the match at the Dubai event in
He won two matches in the Davis Cup
match against South Korea earlier this month,
but even in those victories was stretched by
the lower-ranked Koreans.
Overcoming her early exit in the World Snooker Champion- ships, Chitra Magimairaj
showed tremendous grit to pocket the
Senior snooker title in her first
appearance April 22.
The Bangalore cueist won all her
four matches without dropping a single set against accomplished snooker
players from across 13 countries.
En route to her final clash with
Alena Asmolava of Belarus, the 41-
year-old met compatriot Umadevi
Nagraj in the semi-final.
Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar brought in his 41st birthday April 24, by casting his vote along with wife Anjali in Mumbai.
‘A wonderful start to my birthday as a responsible citizen of our
great nation,’ he tweeted with a picture of his inked finger.
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