New Delhi : The names of six prominent ” Indian capped” players, including one who is part of the current team, figure in the report submitted on Monday before the Supreme Court by a fact- finding committee, reports CNN IBN.
The report has relied on testimony of a journalist who was connected with recording of tapes for a sports magazine. The journalist, the report says, was able to identify the voice of an Indian player from the transcripts of the conversations that the players had with the bookies. The journalist had even stated that the player was part of the team that played the world cup; he was also a member of the team now.
” The journalist ( however) 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 him,” the report states.
The probe committee’s report has been handed over in a sealed cover to the apex court and its contents will be accessible only to the Supreme Court judges; not even the registry of the SC has been given a copy.
It is understood that all the six prominent Indian capped players had dealings with bookies; two of these prominent players have also been named by former President of the BCCI — I. S. Bindra. The three- member probe committee headed by former Punjab and Haryana Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal has also said that in the transcripts of the taped conversations between two alleged bookies, Chandresh Jain and Ashwani Aggarwal, there are ” references to high level fixing of players and the names of two international Indian players were specifically mentioned.”