Mukul Mudgal criticises BCCI’s anti-corruption unit, a powerless body

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 Mukul Mudgal criticises BCCI’s anti-corruption unit, a powerless body

Justice Mukul Mudgal, whose investigation in the wake of the 2013 IPL fixing and betting scandal led to the ouster of several top BCCI officials, said the anti-corruption unit of the BCCI is powerless against bookies and match-fixers.

Threats of spot-fixing resurfaced last month ahead of an India-New Zealand ODI in Pune with a television sting operation on pitch curator Pandurang Salgaonkar, a former Maharashtra pacer, who was subsequently banned by BCCI.

Earlier this year, the IPL was hit by allegations after a few suspected bookies were nabbed from the team hotel in Kanpur.

Speaking to the media, Justice Mudgal, whose investigation led to the formation of Justice RM Lodha committee and ouster of several BCCI bigwigs like presidents N Srinivasan and Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke through a Supreme Court order, said that it is next to impossible for BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) to stop the menace of fixing.

Justice Mudgal said that it is not the limited number of officials but the lack of powers that makes the ACU toothless.