Saturday, May 25, 2013

Spot Fixing scandal claims one more - Son-In-Law of BCCI President

The Spot Fixing controversy - one more has landed in jail. This time it is Gurunath Meiyappan the alleged owner of the Chennai Super Kings and the son-in-law of BCCI President N. Srinivasan. He has been remanded to custody until 29 May 2013.

Mumbai Police claims that it has enough evidence "to conclude his involvement in the spot fixing case."

Gurunath has been been in the limelight until now as the "owner" of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team. Although, now, there are several releases from the Team sources that he Gurunath is not the owner of CSK. These releases are raising questions as to in what capacity did he bid in the auction for "buying" the team members.

So many "insiders" of the BCCI sponsored IPL are involved in Spot Fixing and other irregularities.
  • IPL Organizers - Lalit Modi the founding IPL commissioner is charged with irregularities
  • Team Owner - CSK management is the latest in the controversy. Alongwith charges of betting he has been accused to leaking team strategy and planning to some of the bookies.
  • Players - Three of them are still in custody - in fact their arrest is where this round of the IPL spot fixing controversy started.
  • Umpire - Asad Rauf too has been under the scanner
  • Bookies - So many have been raided and arrested.
I think, the entire gamut of the IPL cross section (organizers, team owner, players, umpire, bookies) are now involved.

The pressure is now mounting on N. Srinivasan to quit, while he, himself, is defiant that he has not done anything wrong and that he will not quit.

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