Gurunath Meiyappan, the son-in-law of former BCCI President N Srinivasan has been charged by Mumbai police in the IPL spot fixing case.
The charge-sheet includes big names too. Pakistan umpire, Asad Rauf has also been named as a wanted accused along with Vindoo Dara Singh and 15 other Pakistani bookies. The hearing has been scheduled to be held on November 21.
Police have said that they have very strong proofs against Gurunath including CCTV footage, transcripts of (phone) records, documents used to obtain SIM cards for bookmakers.
In the charge-sheet, the Mumbai Police said: "Investigators have evidence to prove that Mr Meiyappan has passed on crucial information that compromises the team strategy, information about team composition, information about injury updates, information about who is going to bat where."
The charges talk about the 61st game of IPL 6 where Gurunath told Vindoo (bookie) that "My team (CSK) is going to make between 130 and 140 runs" and the CSK scored 141. Chennai Super Kings went from 83/1 in 11.3 overs to 141/4 in 20overs. So after a strong start, they make 58 runs in 51 balls, losing 3 more wickets.
On this, N Srinivasan said- "This is a matter for Mr Gurunath Meiyappan to deal with. If he is charge-sheeted, the law will take it own course. He has been suspended so he has got nothing to do with the game. It is up to him to defend his position, it has got nothing to do with me,"
Srinivasan had to leave the post of President following accusations on him about his inclusion in the spot fixing cases.
Recently Sreesanth and Chavan were recently slapped with life bans by the BCCI.
The controversial Indian Primer League just reached its peak in terms of controversies.
According to a policy of BCCI can remove the entire CSK franchise if found guilty.
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