'It's a balanced order'

Justice Mukul Mudgal, who headed the probe committee which conducted an investigation into the IPL scandal, on Friday described the Supreme Court’s interim order as “balanced” and in “best interest of Indian cricket”.

“I expected nothing else. It was a very balanced order by the Supreme Court. It balances the interest of administration, purity of the game and interest of the players, team and Indian cricket and also the cricket loving people of the county. I am sure it will go a long way in improving Indian cricket,” said Mudgal.

The Supreme Court ordered BCCI chief N Srinivasan to step aside amid a corruption probe and said Sunil Gavaskar should be made the interim president only for managing affairs of IPL, while the senior most vice-president should take care of the non-IPL affairs of the BCCI. Mudgal welcomed the decision and said: “If an expert cricketer, intelligent and educated person like Gavaskar is selected than nothing better than that.

“Gavaskar was an outstanding cricketer, best that India has produced. He was India captain, an expert and commentator, though his hands were tied because of the BCCI contract. “He knows the workings of cricket intimately and it is good for the game and one of the qualities of Gavaskar is his ability to stand up against white supremacy.”

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