IPL spot-fixing: Gurunath Meiyappan not a formal part of franchise, say sources in Chennai Super Kings

Chennai/Mumbai:  Sources in the Chennai Super Kings today claimed that Gurunath Meiyappan, the son-in-law of BCCI chief N Srinivasan, is not part of the Indian Premier League franchise. Actor Vindoo Dara Singh, who was arrested earlier this week for his alleged links with bookies, has told the Mumbai Police that he bet on games on Mr Meiyappan's behalf, claim sources. Vindoo has also reportedly said that Mr Meiyappan lost Rs 1 crore in betting.
Here are the 10 big developments in the case:
  1. N Srinivasan has reportedly refused to quit as the BCCI president, saying he has done no wrong. He has said that he was unaware of any betting activities by his son-in-law, claim sources in the Chennai franchise. He will be heading to Kolkata for the remaining two games of the IPL. (Read)
  2. Mr Meiyappan was yesterday summoned by the Mumbai Police. He has been asked to appear before them by 5 pm today. Mr Meiyappan had requested time till Monday, which has been turned down. 
  3. The police say they have some questions for Mr Meiyappan based on their interrogation of Vindoo. Sources in the police claimed that Vindoo and Mr Meiyappan may be questioned together.
  4. IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla today said, "All the people involved in the spot-fixing scandal and found guilty must be punished."
  5. Mr Shukla along with BJP leader and head of the BCCI disciplinary committee Arun Jaitley today also met Law Minister Kapil Sibal, who had last week said that a separate law against fixing is needed.
  6. The International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday dropped Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf from next month's Champions Trophy in England due to him being probed in the spot-fixing.
  7. Sources claim that Vindoo has named five-six Bollywood personalities who are linked with the spot-fixing scandal. The police have however not disclosed any names, saying the details that have emerged from the actor's interrogation need to be verified.
  8. Vindoo has allegedly told the police that he helped two bookies, Pawan Jaipur and Sanjay Jaipur, escape to Dubai, sources claimed. The police conducted a search at Vindoo's residence on Wednesday and reportedly recovered three mobile phones allegedly belonging to Pawan Jaipur. They also seized Vindoo's iPad and laptop.
  9. The Delhi Police is seeking access to items found in the Mumbai hotel room where cricketer Sreesanth stayed, sources claim. Delhi Police will reportedly file a production warrant addressed to their Mumbai counterparts in court. Delhi Police have also sent teams to Hyderabad and Goa to track purchases of the arrested Rajasthan Royals players, Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan, and Ajit Chandila, reportedly made with money paid to them by bookies.
  10. Sources say Delhi Police will also ask the BCCI to share raw footage of all matches that featured Rajasthan Royals in IPL-6.

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