New Delhi: Justice Mukul Mudgal, who headed the probe committee which conducted investigation into the IPL scandal, on Friday described the Supreme Court's interim order as "balanced" and in "best interest of Indian cricket".
"I welcome the judgement and this is a very balanced order. This takes into account the interest of sportsmen and public," Mudgal told CNN-IBN.
The apex Court on Friday 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 the IPL, while the senior most vice-president Shivlal Yadav should take care of the non-IPL affairs of the BCCI.
Mudgal welcomed the decision and said, "Gavaskar has been an outstanding player and the only issue was his contract with the BCCI where he couldn't crticise it, but he is an outstanding cricketer and his appointment is good for the game and one of the qualities of Gavaskar is his ability to stand up against white supremacy that existed."
Senior counsel Harish Salve had on Thursday accused India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni of being "guilty of corrupt practice" by lying before the Mudgal Committee on the role of the BCCI President's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan in CSK.
However, BCCI today told the court that Dhoni never made a statement that Meiyappan was just a cricket enthusiast and that he has been wrongly vilified by the media after Thursday's proceedings.