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IPL spot-fixing scandal: Gurunath Meiyappan likely to be charged for betting, gambling

IPL spot-fixing scandal: Gurunath Meiyappan likely to be charged for betting, gambling

File photo of Gurunath Meiyappan

Mumbai The Mumbai Police is expected to filed its chargesheet in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal later this week. Chennai Super Kings' Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of BCCI chief N Srinivasan, is likely to be charged for cheating and gambling.

Sources say Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf will also be made a wanted accused in the chargesheet.

The investigation revealed that Mr Meiyappan, who was the Team Principal of Chennai Super Kings, had access to information on team strategy and composition which he allegedly passed on to small-time Bollywood actor Vindu Dara Singh.

Police say there are incriminating evidences against Mr Meiyappan including transcripts of the call detail records, CCTV footage and documents used to obtain SIM cards for bookmakers.

Mr Meiyappan and Vindu were arrested in May in the high-profile scandal and released on bail in June.

The spot-fixing controversy arose in May after the arrest of Rajasthan Royals players Shantakumaran Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan by the Delhi Police for conceding more than a specified number of runs per over in return for money from illegal bookmakers.

Last week, Mr Sreesanth and Mr Chavan were banned for life by the BCCI after being found guilty of spot-fixing in an internal inquiry conducted by the cricket board.

The fate of Mr Chandila will be known after Ravi Sawani of the BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit  submits his report to the disciplinary committee.
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