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Badree cleared

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Badree cleared

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PORT OF SPAIN – West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree has been cleared of any spot or match-fixing allegations, one day after his name was disclosed by the Supreme Court in India as part of the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee report that probed allegations of betting and spot-fixing in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Badree had denied taking part in any match fixing or spot fixing.

And according to reports out of India, three cricketers (Badree among them) whose names were inadvertently taken by Justice TS Thakur in the 2013 IPL corruption case in the Supreme Court had been cleared by the Mudgal committee.

“It has been confirmed by a reliable source close to the case that the three cricketers were not party to any wrong doing and that their names had been emphatically cleared by the committee report,” the ESPN Cricinfo website reported.

The story continued: “The names of three current cricketers were taken by Justice Thakur along with those of “non-playing” individuals whom the court went on to issue notice to in regard to findings in the report. There was no context or reference made regarding the reasons for naming the cricketers.

“Within a few minutes, the cricketers’ names appeared on Twitter and were picked up and flashed by most television news channels across India. The court then asked the media present to withhold the names and though the names were removed from screens in a short while, by then had already been in wide circulation.” (Trinidad Express)