Agencies, New Delhi
Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and southpaw Suresh Raina are reportedly among the six capped Indian players named in the Mudgal Committee report, media reports claimed today.
Bookie Uttam Jain alias Kitti has named Dhoni and Raina in connection with IPL spot-fixing and betting when confronted by Trichi Railway SP Sampat Kumar, informed Mudgal. “Kitty spoke of his knowledge about Vikram Agarwal, Gurunath Meiyappan and cricket players MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and a few others and another person in Rajasthan (suspected to be one of Jaipur brothers) in match-fixing,” the report says.
The Committee, investigating spot-fixing and betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL), reported that a journalist, who was apparently connected with recording of tapes for a sports magazine, could identify the voice of the Indian player and he had also stated that the player was part of the team which played the world cup and a member of the team now.
“The journalist refused to disclose the names of the Indian players involved. In spite of repeated requests to put the name of the said player in a sealed cover for perusal before the Supreme Court, the journalist appeared terrified and was very reluctant to do so and pleaded that it would be dangerous for the journalist concerned,” it said.
“It thus appears that names of six prominent Indian capped players are available in tapes in connection with dealings with bookies while two of these prominent Indian capped players have also been named by none other than a former President of BCCI,” the report said.