Sourav Ganguly named as part of Mudgal committee to investigate corruption charges.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has been named as part of the Mudgal probe committee to assist in the investigations relating to corruption charges filed against some eminent members of the BCCI and unnamed cricketers in a sealed list submitted by previous investigators.
The Supreme Court had asked Justice Mudgal to constitute a committee to probe the charges, and Mudgal in returned asked for a cricketer of clean repute to be named in the panel to assist them.
Ganguly, who played 113 Tests and 311 ODIs for India between 1992 and 2008, has reportedly agreed to join the committee, whose next meeting is yet to be convened.
Ganguly also took charge as captain of India in 2000, when the country was reeling under a match-fixing scandal, and subsequently was a big part of the nation’s rise as one of the top cricketing teams in the world.
Justice Mudgal said about Ganguly’s inclusion, “”We had requested Sourav Ganguly to join the IPL probe panel and he has agreed to join us in the investigations. I had telephoned Sourav and he confirmed about coming on board. Since our committee member L Nageswara Rao was not present today, we couldn’t fix the date of our next meeting. We will let you know when the committee meets next.”