New Delhi : The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee on Monday gave a clean chit to former IPL COO Sundar Raman in connection with the 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal, citing lack of evidence against him. “There was not enough evidence against Sundar Raman and no knowledge of him knowing Vindoo (Dara Singh),” said Justice R M Lodha. When contacted, Raman chose not to comment on Lodha panel’s recommendations.
“I have not yet the read report so I would not want to comment on it. I have heard that I have been given a clean chit and I appreciate it but there is nothing more I want to add,” Raman, who resigned from his post in November, told PTI. Earlier, the Justice Mukul Mudgal-led panel, which was formed to investigate the IPL spot-fixing scandal, had named Raman as Individual 12 in its report, which said he “knew a contact of a bookie and had contacted him eight times in one season”. His alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal had BCCI president Shashank Manohar saying that “Raman should have gone immediately after the Mudgal Committee report found him prima facie guilty of wrongdoings.”