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Jun 12, 2013
18:13 (IST)
IPL scam: Raj Kundra's business partner retracts allegations that he placed bets
Umesh Goenka, the business partner of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals' co-owner Raj Kundra, today moved a sessions court to retract his allegations that the 37-year-old NRI businessman had placed bets in the IPL.
Jun 12, 2013
16:49 (IST)
Revealed! The 3 words that busted the spot-fixing racket 'Bhaav Ek Rupiya'
Rotru, Guru, Jack and Helicopter were not the only ones to enter the bookies' lexicon. Mumbai Crime Branch officials puzzling out the multi-crore IPL betting riddle have uncovered the code that ended all clandestine operations in a jiffy the moment bookies realised cops were at the door.
Jun 12, 2013
16:48 (IST)
S Sreesanth arrives in Kerala to tumultuous welcome
Former India pacer S Sreesanth, arrested for his role in alleged spot fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and released from jail on Tuesday, arrived in Kochi to a tumultuous welcome from hundreds of fans who were waiting at the Kochi airport since early Wednesday.
Jun 12, 2013
16:47 (IST)
Hoping for judiciary to make right decision: Ankeet Chavan
Rajasthan Royals cricketers Chavan and S Sreesanth were on Tuesday released from Tihar jail along with 17 other accused.
Jun 11, 2013
23:50 (IST)
EXCLUSIVE: I have always worn towels while bowling: Sreesanth after leaving Tihar
Speaking exclusively to NDTV after being released from Tihar Jail, Sreesanth says he would not wish such a situation for even his worst enemy. He adds that he played with wearing a towel many times in his career and thanks the BCCI and Rajasthan Royals for all their support.
Jun 11, 2013
22:26 (IST)
Sreesanth outside Tihar jail
Jun 11, 2013
21:30 (IST)
Sreesanth is slated to spend the night in Delhi and fly out to his home in Kerala tomorrow morning.
Jun 11, 2013
21:28 (IST)
"I am very happy. I should thank my lawyer. It was a testing phase for me, the last 27 days. I believe in the Indian judiciary and I am sure my innocence will be proved,'' says S Sreesanth after he walks out of Tihar jail on bail.
Jun 11, 2013
21:23 (IST)
After spending 26 days behind bars in IPL spot-fixing case, cricketer Sreesanth was released from Tihar Jail tonight along with Ankeet Chavan and 17 others.

Sreesanth, who was arrested along with Chavan and another player Ajit Chandila on May 16 from Mumbai by Delhi Police, did not speak to waiting media outside Tihar Jail.

Jun 11, 2013
20:16 (IST)
Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan have left Tihar jail.
Jun 11, 2013
20:09 (IST)
Speaking to NDTV earlier today Sreesanth's brother said they are planning to go to the Vaishno Devi and Sabrimala temples once Sreesanth got out of jail. 

 

Jun 11, 2013
19:49 (IST)
Savitri Devi, mother of pacer S Sreesanth, who was granted bail by a Delhi court in the IPL spot fixing case, said she was happy and relieved with the court verdict.

The family was grateful to all the fans of the cricketer for their support and prayers, Savitri Devi told reporters in Kerala.

"I am happy he has got bail," she said.
Jun 11, 2013
19:42 (IST)
A Delhi court today granted bail to two more accused in the IPL spot-fixing scandal case on the grounds of "parity" with the others, who were given the identical relief yesterday.

Jun 11, 2013
19:41 (IST)
The 19 people given bail will walk out today but will they will have to surrender their passports and they cannot travel abroad, but they are free to travel within the country, the court held.
Jun 11, 2013
19:40 (IST)
On Monday, a Delhi court granted bail to Test cricketer S Sreesanth and 18 other people arrested on allegations of betting and spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). It also rejected the Delhi Police plea seeking framing of charges under the stringent MCOCA against them.
Jun 11, 2013
19:19 (IST)
MS Dhoni, the Captain of the Indian cricket team, should be given a notice for conflict of interest, Board of Control for Cricket in India or BCCI's new Treasurer Ravi Sawant told NDTV, adding Dhoni should disassociate himself from player management firm Rhiti Sports Management.

Dhoni had owned 15 per cent stake in the sports management firm which manages some players in the Indian cricket squad.

Jun 05, 2013
12:50 (IST)
Rajasthan Royals player Siddharth Trivedi was present during Raj Kundra's questioning. Trivedi has turned approver in the case for Delhi Police.
Jun 05, 2013
12:45 (IST)
Rajasthan Royals' owner Raj Kundra being questioned by Delhi police
Raj Kundra was questioned in connection with the betting and spot-fixing scandal that has engulfed Indian cricket. Three players from the Royals, including Sreesanth, are in custody after being accused of deliberately bowling badly in exchange for pay-offs from bookmakers during the IPL.
Jun 04, 2013
14:03 (IST)
All accused sent to judicial custody till June 18.
Jun 04, 2013
13:53 (IST)
IPL spot-fixing: Delhi Police invokes MCOCA provisions against Sreesanth, others
The provisions under MCOCA will make it more difficult for Rajasthan Royals player S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila and alleged bookies to get bail.
Jun 04, 2013
11:32 (IST)
JUST IN

Gurunath Meiyappan and Vindu Dara Singh granted bail. (Read more)
Jun 04, 2013
11:28 (IST)
IPL row: Will Sreesanth, Meiyappan get bail today?
A Delhi court will today hear the bail petitions of Indian pacer S Sreesanth and 13 other accused, who have been arrested in connection with the IPL spot-fixing case by the Delhi Police.
Jun 03, 2013
18:48 (IST)
Jagmohan Dalmiya press conference:


  • Initially, all members requested them (Sanjay Jagdale and Ajay Shirke) to carry on
  • However, Shirke and Jagdale were difficult... 24 hours time was given to them to reconsider
  • As far as Mr Jagdale is concerned, he has said he will not withdraw his resignation
  • Mr Shirke, I tried to talk to him... we have not received any communication
  • We will receive the communication one way or other... I will wait
  • If there is a vacancy, it will be filled up (regarding appointment of new Treasurer and Secretary)
  • A decision will be taken on who will represent BCCI in the ICC. I am entitled, it is my choice
  • I don't know the capability or capacity of Jagmohan Dalmiya
  • I will leave no stone unturned to maintain the good name of cricket
  • We are passing through a difficult time
  • No one can deny the image of cricket has been tarnished but we can either cry over spilt milk or do something about it
  • This is no come back. It is temporary. One cannot shy away from responsibility. That is why I accepted
  • On continuing  at the helm of BCCI - "Who has seen the future? Let us get out of our present situation"

Jun 03, 2013
00:57 (IST)
Chennai 'sham': Srinivasan gets his way
There was an expectation that BCCI's emergency working committee meet in Chennai would see a dramatic change at the top of the Board. But it ended up with N Srinivasan pulling off what many thought was an inconceivable victory. He will stay on as chief of BCCI and will only be stepping aside from the day-to-day working of the BCCI for a month. Mr Srinivasan even told NDTV that he has made an extraordinarily fair offer to step aside.
Jun 03, 2013
00:56 (IST)
Nobody asked me to quit, says N Srinivasan; Jagmohan Dalmiya is interim BCCI chief
Critics of Mr Srinivisan, including Punjab Cricket Association chief IS Bindra, described the decision as "worse than match-fixing."
Jun 02, 2013
23:40 (IST)
Hope the arrangement is given a chance: Arun Jaitley on BCCI decision
Jun 02, 2013
23:38 (IST)
Jagmohan Dalmiya: The BCCI meeting was not a sham
Jun 02, 2013
23:15 (IST)
I came out successfully without any scars: Jagmohan Dalmiya on BCCI appointment
On being appointed the BCCI interim chief, Jagmohan Dalmiya says "I came out successfully without any scars... The most important part was that my innocence was proved."
Jun 02, 2013
20:42 (IST)
BCCI meeting: Contradictory views surface after Srinivasan steps aside
Minutes after BCCI's emergency working committee's meeting came to an end on Sunday, differing opinions and contradictory views began surfacing after it was announced that N. Srinivasan would step aside as Board President.
Jun 02, 2013
19:37 (IST)
An extraordinarily fair stand: Srinivasan to NDTV after stepping aside as BCCI chief
Srinivasan says his decision to step aside was well received by BCCI members and refutes claims of Bindra and Shirke. "Mr. Shirke is my best friend," he says."

Jun 02, 2013
18:05 (IST)
At the meeting IS Bindra did not say I should resign: N Srinivasan tells NDTV
  • After discussion I announced that I won't discharge my duties as president
  • Mr Dalmiya has agreed to take care of the day-to-day affairs of the BCCI
  • BCCI also asked Mr Jagdale and Mr Shirke to withdraw their resignations
  • Mr Bindra did not ask me to resign in the meeting
  • The meeting was smooth and there was no acrimony
  • My decision in the meeting was well received
  • I cannot respond to the expectations of the people. I took an extraordinary stand to step aside till probe is over
  • I have not done anything. There are no charges against me
  • I do not want to respond to Mr Shirke, everybody in the meeting accepted my decision
  • Everyone has asked Mr Jagdale and Mr Shirke to come back
  • Internal matter of the board how the administration will take place within the BCCI. Mr Dalmiya is experienced
  • Whether you call it fair or not is up to you but I think I have been fair
  • No one challenged me in the meeting. It was a smooth meeting
  • Mr Shirke is my best friend, he said he will let me know by tomorrow. So did Mr Jagdale
Jun 02, 2013
17:33 (IST)
PCA Chief IS Bindra tells NDTV:
  • Only I asked for resignation, no one else had the guts
  • Srinivasan said he won't resign, it would be unconstitutional
  • Srinivasan said no such thing as interim president
  • Srinivasan said interim president means I will have to step aside
  • Shirke, Jagdale to confirm their return to BCCI tomorrow
Jun 02, 2013
16:48 (IST)
N Srinivasan steps aside as BCCI chief, Jagmohan Dalmiya to head working group: sources
N Srinivasan has reportedly stepped aside as the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Former BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya, according to sources, will head the BCCI working group, a decision taken at the meeting of the Board's working committee which is currently underway in Chennai. Here are the latest developments in the story:
Jun 02, 2013
16:40 (IST)
N Srinivasan steps aside as BCCI chief, Jagmohan Dalmiya to head the working group: sources
Jun 02, 2013
16:26 (IST)
  • My resignation will set a bad precedent, Srinivasan tells board
  • Majority wants Jagmohan Dalmiya to be the interim president, say sources

Jun 02, 2013
16:02 (IST)
Showdown in BCCI meet: Srinivasan refuses to quit; member calls meeting 'illegal', tempers fly high, say sources
Jun 02, 2013
15:41 (IST)
Ajay Shirke asks Mr Srinivasan to step down: sources
Jun 02, 2013
15:29 (IST)
More BCCI members threaten to resign at the meet: sources
Jun 02, 2013
15:28 (IST)
Mumbai Cricket Association president Ravi Sawant calls BCCI meet 'illegal': sources
Jun 02, 2013
15:14 (IST)
Former BCCI treasurer Ajay Shirke arrives at the meeting
Jun 02, 2013
15:13 (IST)
Srinivasan arrived for the meeting four hours early
Jun 02, 2013
15:04 (IST)
Sources say a steering committee will be proposed in the meeting so that full-fledged power does not rest with one member
Jun 02, 2013
14:56 (IST)
Emergency BCCI working committee meet begins
Jun 02, 2013
14:31 (IST)
BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur on Srinivasan: One should step down in the interest of the game

BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur on Srinivasan: No individual is more important than organisation

BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur: We will take all steps in the interest of the board
Jun 02, 2013
13:00 (IST)
BCCI vice-president Shivlal Yadav to NDTV: Open to taking post of interim president
Jun 02, 2013
10:26 (IST)
Crucial BCCI meet scheduled to begin at 2.30 pm in Chennai. Rajeev Shukla, Arun Jaitley, Anurag Thakur are expected to attend the meeting via video conferencing
Jun 02, 2013
10:13 (IST)
Srinivasan likely to step down as BCCI chief today: sources
After Rajeev Shukla quit as the chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) yesterday, Mr Srinivasan is reportedly left with little choice but to step down.
Jun 02, 2013
09:43 (IST)
Ajay Shirke, who quit as BCCI treasurer on Friday, may attend today's meeting as chief of Maharashtra Cricket body
Jun 02, 2013
09:41 (IST)
Sanjay Jagdale, who quit as the Board's Secretary on Friday, will not attend today's emergency meeting of the BCCI.

"I don't want to go. There are many accomplished persons on the board who can deal with the crisis and take Indian cricket to new heights," he said today.
Jun 02, 2013
01:15 (IST)
Is N Srinivasan still dictating terms?
 Just a day before an emergency meeting of the BCCI, N Srinivasan has reportedly indicated that he will step down as its chief. But the powerful BCCI chief, sources say, won't go down without a fight. Mr Srinivasan, sources say, has laid down a set of pre-conditions before he resigns as the chief of India's richest sports body.
Jun 02, 2013
01:15 (IST)
Rajeev Shukla resigns as Indian Premier League Chairman
Rajeev Shukla on Saturday resigned as the chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) amid the raging spot-fixing controversy that has rocked Indian cricket. His resignation piles up pressure on Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief N Srinivasan to step down.
Jun 02, 2013
01:14 (IST)
N Srinivasan sets pre-conditions before he steps down as BCCI chief: sources
Under increasing pressure to resign, N Srinivasan, the powerful head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has called an emergency meeting today in Chennai to confront the crisis that has engulfed Indian cricket with allegations of spot-fixing and betting in this year's IPL tournament, which ended six days ago.
Jun 01, 2013
13:16 (IST)
BCCI chief N Srinivasan might resign at BCCI emergency meeting tomorrow. Sources say he has said he would step down if the cricket board members don't have faith in him.
Jun 01, 2013
13:11 (IST)
"Some announcement is likely to be made at the BCCI emergency meet tomorrow," IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla said.
Jun 01, 2013
12:35 (IST)
BCCI advances emergency meeting. It will take place in Chennai at 11 am tomorrow. It was earlier scheduled for June 8
Jun 01, 2013
09:47 (IST)
'You go or we go,' BCCI vice-presidents tell president N Srinivasan: sources
Board of Control for Cricket in India president N Srinivasan has reportedly been served an ultimatum by the five vice-presidents of the board - "You go or we go". But, Mr Srinivasan remains adamant and has reportedly said that there is no question of him resigning. Calls for Mr Srinivasan to quit have grown louder by the day in the wake of the spot-fixing and betting scandals that have rocked the Indian Premier League or IPL. His son-in-law, Gurunath Meiyappan, has been arrested on charges of betting on IPL games.
Jun 01, 2013
09:19 (IST)

BCCI vice-presidents have reportedly given an ultimatum to president N Srinivasan asking him to resign. Sources say they have told him - "You go or we go". Mr Srinivasan however is adamant about not resigning, sources add.

Jun 01, 2013
08:32 (IST)
'You will hear something significant today', said Arun Jaitley when asked about reports that all five BCCI vice-president's might resign today. Mr Jaitley is one of the vice-presidents of the board.


Jun 01, 2013
08:05 (IST)
After ICC warning, pressure on Srinivasan grows?
BCCI chief N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan allegedly told small-time actor Vindu Dara Singh that he had been "warned by the ICC" to be careful of the company he was keeping. Mr Srinivasan, who so far has refused to quit, has said he was not aware of any such warning.
May 31, 2013
21:06 (IST)
Top BCCI office-bearers Ajay Shirke and Sanjay Jagdale resign
Sources have told NDTV that all five vice-presidents of the BCCI - Arun Jaitley, Shivlal Yadav, Chitrak Mitra, Niranjan Shah, Sudhir Dabir - are expected to send in their resignations by tonight.
May 31, 2013
20:48 (IST)
Sources: All five BCCI vice presidents may quit soon
May 31, 2013
20:30 (IST)
BCCI Treasurer Ajay Shirke today resigned from his post in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal that has hit the latest edition of the IPL. Slamming BCCI president N Srinivasan for not calling a meeting of the Board to discuss his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan's arrest on betting charges, Mr Shirke had said yesterday that he is considering resigning from his post on the issue.
May 31, 2013
18:39 (IST)
 BCCI calls for an emergency meeting on June 8
May 31, 2013
18:03 (IST)
 ICC sources: If BCCI was warned, it could be through ACSU
May 31, 2013
18:02 (IST)
ICC sources refuse to confirm or deny if Gurunath was warned
May 31, 2013
18:02 (IST)
ICC sources to NDTV: May have been an informal warning to Gurunath Meiyappan
May 31, 2013
17:51 (IST)
Don't know anything about ICC warning Gurunath Meiyappan, says BCCI chief
In April, before the sixth edition of the IPL began, Gurunath Meiyappan allegedly called up actor Vindu Dara Singh and told him that he had been "warned by the ICC" to be careful of the company he was keeping.
May 31, 2013
17:19 (IST)
I have been warned by the ICC, Gurunath Meiyappan told Vindu Dara Singh ahead of IPL 6: sources
In April this year, before the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League began, Gurunath Meiyappan allegedly called up small-time actor Vindu Dara Singh and told him that he had been "warned by the ICC" to be careful of the company he was keeping.
May 31, 2013
16:26 (IST)
JUST IN - ICC told Gurunath that be careful about the company you are keeping, say sources
May 31, 2013
16:25 (IST)
JUST IN - Gurunath told Vindoo Dara Singh on the phone: I have been warned by the ICC
May 31, 2013
16:25 (IST)
JUST IN: ICC warned Gurunath soon after IPL 6 started, say sources
May 31, 2013
15:26 (IST)
Siddharth Trivedi's deposition in court has ended.
May 31, 2013
15:13 (IST)
Rajasthan Royals bowler Siddharth Trivedi deposes as witness in court
May 31, 2013
14:26 (IST)
BCCI Joint Secretary Anurag Thakur says he has requested BCCI chief N Srinivasan to convene a Special General Meeting. 
May 31, 2013
13:57 (IST)
IPL spot-fixing: Rajasthan Royals bowler Siddharth Trivedi will depose as witness, say Delhi Police sources
Siddharth Trivedi, a Rajasthan Royals bowler, will likely be made a prosecution witness in the IPL spot-fixing case being probed by the Delhi Police, sources have said.
May 31, 2013
13:55 (IST)
Gurunath Meiyappan sent to Police custody till June 3.
Son-in-law of BCCI president N Srinivasan, he was produced in a Mumbai court today by the police.
May 31, 2013
13:30 (IST)
Rajasthan Royals player to be made prosecution witness
Siddharth Trivedi, a bowler with the Rajasthan Royals is likely to depose as prosecution witness in the Delhi Police's case on spot fixing.

Sources say, he has told the police that he has information about all the four chains of bookies that have been arrested.
May 31, 2013
12:22 (IST)
Sachin Tendulkar's full message on the IPL spot-fixing scandal
"It has always hurt me when the game of cricket is in the news for the wrong reasons. The developments in the last two weeks have been shocking and disappointing. As cricketers we are always taught to go out, fight hard, give our very best and play in the true spirit of the game. During this difficult phase, I join every cricketer, from the boys in the maidans across the country to those who represent clubs, states and the country, who trust the authorities to take sincere steps to get to the root of the issue. The faith reposed by the millions of fans should be justified and we owe it to them to ensure that Indian cricket is all about pride and joy."
May 31, 2013
12:14 (IST)
Bookie Tinku, who is in the custody of Delhi Police has been taken to a Mumbai court for handing over to Mumbai Police. Police will to produce him in court to seek custody.
May 31, 2013
12:10 (IST)
Politics and sports should not get mixed up: Prime Minister  Manmohan Singh on IPL spot-fixing scandal.
May 31, 2013
11:54 (IST)
Sachin speaks about the IPL scandal
PTI reports: Developments in the last two weeks have been shocking and disappointing says Sachin Tendulkar on spot-fixing scandal.

It always hurts me when game of cricket is in news for wrong reasons, he says.
May 31, 2013
01:28 (IST)
IPL spot-fixing scandal: Doublespeak on Srinivisan?
In 2008, the BCCI changed its own rules to allow the-then treasurer N Srinivasan's India Cements to buy the Chennai Super kings. Many believe that is the root of the entire crisis that plagues Indian cricket today. And who gave him the go ahead six years ago? We debate.
May 31, 2013
00:11 (IST)
Will resign if things continue this way, says BCCI Treasurer Ajay Shirke
Slamming BCCI president N Srinivasan for not calling a meeting of the Board to discuss his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan's arrest on betting charges, its treasurer Ajay Shirke has said that he is considering resigning from his post on the issue, according to a report.
May 30, 2013
23:54 (IST)
On Friday, the Mumbai Police will seek to interrogate alleged bookie Tinku, who was arrested by the Delhi Police. According to sources, his interrogation is likely to throw new light in the case. (Read more)
May 30, 2013
23:52 (IST)
More trouble for Chennai hotelier after he misses police deadline
The Tamil Nadu Police is initiating legal action against Vikram Aggarwal to ensure his interrogation after he failed to appear before the CB-CID on Thursday, defying summons issued against him.
May 30, 2013
15:49 (IST)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni refuses to answer questions on betting and spot-fixing in IPL
Talking to the media in Birmingham before the Champions Trophy, Cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni refused to answer any questions on the spot-fixing fiasco back home in India. "Will answer questions on IPL scandal at the right time. I didn't answer IPL scam questions in India, won't answer here," he said to the Indian and international media present. (Read more)
May 30, 2013
15:19 (IST)

Ankeet Chavan gets conditional bail until June 6. His lawyers had applied for conditional bail because he is slated to get married on June 2.

May 30, 2013
12:03 (IST)
Sreesanth's friend granted bail, Court raps police
Abhishek Shukla, event manager and Sreesanth's friend, who was arrested on Wednesday morning, has been released on bail. The Delhi court, where he was produced this morning found that prima facie only 201 (destruction of evidence) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) can be made out against him, both of which are bailable offences. (Read more)

The court also objected as to how Shukla was arrested yesterday and taken to Mumbai before being produced in court.

He has been released on bail bond of Rs 25000 and has been asked to submit passport and not to change his address.

May 30, 2013
09:33 (IST)
Police seize Rs 5.5 lakh allegedly paid to Sreesanth by bookies. Abhishek Shukla, a friend of Sreesanth who was arrested by the police was taken to Mumbai to recover this money.  Police arrested Shukla on suspicions that he removed evidence from Sreesanth's hotel room. (Read more)

May 30, 2013
09:30 (IST)
IPL spot-fixing: Another team could be involved, says Delhi Police commissioner
Speaking to NDTV, Mr Kumar said the Delhi Police has information about the possibility of another team's involvement, but is yet to collect concrete evidence.
May 30, 2013
09:23 (IST)
 The deadline set by the Tamil Nadu police for Chennai based hotelier Vikram Aggarwal alias Victor, ends at 10 am today. The police say Vikram Aggarwal, who owns a franchise of Hotel Radisson Blu and other properties has been allegedly active in betting circles and was the one who introduced actor Vindoo Dara Singh to the BCCI chief's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan. The Madras High Court will resume hearing in the anticipatory bail plea filed by the hotelier.
May 29, 2013
22:33 (IST)
Possibility of another team’s involvement in spot-fixing: Delhi Police Commissioner to NDTV
Neeraj Kumar, Delhi Police Commissioner, says:

We were on the brink of breakthrough of another IPL team in spot-fixing
Will happen soon
Sreesanth has admitted to guilt
Made recoveries on basis of admission
Recoveries were paid for from spot-fixing money
No turf war with Mumbai Police, there were many locations

May 29, 2013
20:38 (IST)
Who am I to ask Srinivasan to resign, asks former BCCI and ICC chief Dalmiya
Dalmiya said things are changing daily and that matters will be discussed in the association. He however also said it was time to clean up cricket.
May 29, 2013
20:17 (IST)
Jagmohan Dalmiya, former ICC and BCCI chief, says:

  • As far as I'm concerned, I'm very clear that game should be clean
  • There is no place for entertainment
  • If you're not able to do so today or tomorrow, you'll lose your place
  • Go ahead and take action, I have no problem
  • As far as cleaning of cricket is concerned, we're losing the opportunity very fast and if we're not able to save it, God help us
  • Why should I ask Srinivasan to resign, who am I?
  • These false reports are being published in newspapers
  • I'm talking about cleaning up of cricket
  • Srinivasan's resignation would be like the beginning of cleaning up of cricket, someone should come forward and say this
  • What is cleaning up of cricket
  • We used to have off-shore games, exhibition games
  • We stopped Canada and Singapore cricket
  • I have got no stand
  • Commission may be very good
  • Don't get lost and don't forget about cleaning up of cricket
  • Don't try to put words in my mouth. I have never said he has the numbers
  • I will not take any stand
  • Everyday things are changing
  • We will discuss in our association and decide
  • I am not defending him at all, I'm not saying anything
  • We will frame our decision but in the meantime don't wait, come forward and clean the cricket
  • My views are not yet formed because I feel more important things are yet to be done
  • A body should be formed and go ahead and clean up cricket
  • I don't say anything but if need be, for cleaning up of cricket, then temporarily IPL may be banned
  • This is not just happening because of IPL
  • Everything has positives and negatives
  • This is a golden opportunity to clean cricket
  • Such situations exist that you can take them forward and clean cricket
  • Let a committee be formed, they should sit down and clean up cricket
  • Cricket is a gentleman's game, I don't need to mention the rules of a gentleman's game
  • There may be many things for which I am not the final authority
  • I strongly feel the time has come where we can take this opportunity to clean up cricket
  • If it helps, government should intervene in this
  • We should not have a closed mind
  • Whoever is able to help in cleaning the cricket, let us try to do it
  • Probably it may help government stepping in to clean up this mess



May 29, 2013
18:47 (IST)
"Dirt in cricket has gone deep. No one is bothered... Nothing wrong happened when I was ICC head," former ICC and BCCI head Jagmohan Dalmiya tells NDTV
May 29, 2013
17:37 (IST)
This nonsense wouldn't have happened if I was BCCI chief, says Sharad Pawar
Even as BCCI chief N Srinivasan remains defiant and says he will not quit over betting allegations in the IPL against his son-in-law, comes the strongest attack against him. NCP chief and former BCCI President Sharad Pawar today said "This nonsense wouldn't have happened if I was the board president."
May 29, 2013
17:08 (IST)
Abhishek Shukla, a friend of Sreesanth has been arrested. Police suspect he removed evidence from his hotel room.
May 29, 2013
16:09 (IST)
IPL controversy: N Srinivasan adamant as clamour for his resignation grows
N Srinivasan, who heads the Board on Control for Cricket in India, continues to remain defiant amid a growing clamour for his resignation in the wake of betting allegations against his son-in-law. Here are the latest developments in this story:
May 29, 2013
14:50 (IST)
Gurunath Meiyappan, when he was produced in court today
May 29, 2013
14:43 (IST)
N Srinivasan defiant; refuses to step down: Who said what
After the arrest of his son-in-law for allegedly betting in the recently-concluded edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), pressure is mounting on BCCI chief N Srinivasan to step down. However he remains defiant and is conducting meetings at the BCCI head office in Mumbai. He had said earlier that he cannot be "railroaded, pushed and threatened to quit".
May 29, 2013
14:00 (IST)
N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, arrested for betting, sent to police custody till May 31.
May 29, 2013
13:26 (IST)
Rajeev Shukla and Arun Jaitley have asked BCCI President N Srinivasan to step aside during IPL spot-fixing probe. He has been asked not to attend BCCI meetings while the probe is on. However, Mr Srinivsan hasn't agreed to this and is currently holding meetings in the BCCI office in Mumbai.

May 29, 2013
13:04 (IST)
Meanwhile.... Gurunath Meiyappan produced in a Mumbai court
Wearing a grey tee-shirt and black track pants.
May 29, 2013
12:18 (IST)
Rajeev  Shukla says they are concerned about the image of the BCCI saying the probe findings of the commission appointed, will not be given to the cricket body, but will be acted on directly. (Read more)
May 29, 2013
11:58 (IST)
IPL row: Srinivasan should stay away from probe, says Rajeev Shukla
IPL commissioner Rajiv Shukla also promises to take strict action against those guilty in any irregularities.
May 29, 2013
11:51 (IST)
Rajeev Shukla, the IPL Commissioner spoke to the media outside Arun Jaitley's house saying they have told BCCI president N Srinivasan to ''stay away from the probe.''

"We want a fair probe in the fixing scandal, but Mr Srinivasan is an elected President, so it is his decision," added Mr Shukla.




May 29, 2013
11:36 (IST)
Three more bookies have been arrested from Delhi in the IPL spot-fixing case.
May 29, 2013
10:16 (IST)
Rajiv Shukla visit's Arun Jaitley's home

May 29, 2013
07:46 (IST)
Dhoni silent on spot-fixing questions: gag order on Indian cricket captain?
The Indian skipper fended off at least three questions on the match-fixing scandal with a smile and stony silence.
May 29, 2013
07:37 (IST)
BCCI's flip-flop on IPL spot-fixing inquiry commission
Sources say BCCI decided to probe Chennai Super Kings management following an uproar by Rajasthan Royals and other franchises.

May 28, 2013
17:03 (IST)
Spot-fixing case: Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila sent to judicial custody till June 4
A Delhi court today sent tainted cricketers S Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila to judicial custody till June 4 for spot-fixing in the recently-concluded season of Indian Premier League (IPL).
May 28, 2013
15:12 (IST)
Vindu Dara Singh's wife Dina Umarova who was in court today told the media persons there that her husband was being victimized. "You are creating a big issue. He was arrested for betting which is a bailable offence," she said.
May 28, 2013
14:51 (IST)
IPL spot-fixing: Vindu Dara Singh's police custody extended till May 31
Vindu Dara Singh, the actor who was arrested by the Mumbai Police during their investigation into the spot-fixing scandal, was today sent to police custody till May 31. Vindu was presented before a court in Mumbai which extended his custody.
May 28, 2013
14:46 (IST)
Vindu Dara Singh in court today
May 28, 2013
14:45 (IST)
Vindu Dara Singh's police custody extended up to May 31.
May 28, 2013
14:02 (IST)
Vindu Dara Singh has been produced in a Mumbai court. The police wants custody of Vindu to question him further  about a sim card. They also want to continue to confront  him with N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan.

May 28, 2013
12:18 (IST)
IPL betting: Chennai-based hotelier now under scanner
Investigations into the spot-fixing scandal have now put a prominent Chennai hotelier under scanner. According to the Chennai Police, hotelier Vikram Aggarwal, who owns a franchise of Hotel Radisson Blu and other properties, has been active in betting circles.
May 28, 2013
12:12 (IST)
The Delhi police also arrested three fixers last evening, who they suspect will lead them to Amir, a man who is apparently the link between Indian bookies and the masterminds sitting in Dubai.

May 28, 2013
12:10 (IST)
Cricketers S Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila, will be produced in a Delhi court today. Their lawyers have also applied for bail , as the police custody comes to an end.  

May 28, 2013
00:40 (IST)
Why is cricket board silent before N Srinivasan?
Despite mounting evidence against his son-in-law who was arrested over charges of betting, N Srinivasan has ruled out his resignation as the chief of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). But sources within the Board say that some members "had practically told him to quit", something that he has flatly denied.
May 27, 2013
21:59 (IST)
Delhi Police arrest another bookie who had links with Ajit Chandila. He is from the fourth group of bookies in touch with the suspended Rajasthan Royals player.
May 27, 2013
19:55 (IST)
Cops recover mobile phone from Gurunath Meiyappan's plush yacht
The cellphone, which was found during a search of the plush, 70-foot yacht berthed at the Chennai Marina, could provide vital clues to the cops in their probe into spot-fixing in the just-concluded edition of the IPL.
May 27, 2013
18:07 (IST)
Ravi Shastri in three-member BCCI panel to probe Gurunath Meiyappan's involvement in betting
 The committee will comprise of Ajay Shirke, former cricketer Ravi Shastri and a retired High Court judge.

While Mr Shirke is the BCCI treasurer, Mr Shastri has been part of the IPL Governing Council.
May 27, 2013
14:28 (IST)
BCCI sources to NDTV: Some board members told Srinivasan to quit. Srinivasan said he won't entertain demand to quit. BCCI members need 3/4th majority to oust the chief
May 27, 2013
14:10 (IST)
Board of Control for Cricket in India's three-member disciplinary committee will comprise former cricketer Ravi Shastri, Ajay Shirke and a retired High Court judge. The independent committee will investigate Gurunath Meiyappan's role in the spot fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League.
May 27, 2013
13:50 (IST)
IPL spot-fixing: BCCI will take tough action, says Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley, Board of Control for Cricket in India's vice-President and a member of the Board's Disciplinary Committee has promised "tough action" against anyone found guilty of involvement in the spot-fixing scandal.
May 27, 2013
13:48 (IST)
JUST IN: 12 more bookies have been arrested from Goa
May 27, 2013
00:51 (IST)
Sreesanth's autograph given to a 12-year-old fan in court
May 27, 2013
00:13 (IST)
Vindoo Dara Singh lured me to betting, Gurunath Meiyappan reportedly tells police cops
Mumbai police on Sunday 'confronted' CSK Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan with actor Vindoo Dara Singh during questioning about IPL betting rackets.
May 27, 2013
00:04 (IST)
Sreesanth in court today

May 26, 2013
23:48 (IST)
Why did you do it, young fan asks Sreesanth in court
"Dear Tushaar, Please do pray for me!" - This was the short message hastily scribbled by S Sreesanth for a 12-year-old fan who had come to the court today in the hope of meeting the Indian pacer accused in IPL spot-fixing scandal.
May 26, 2013
21:13 (IST)
Mumbai Police team at Gurunath Meiyappan's house in Chennai
May 26, 2013
20:00 (IST)
According to police sources, the following items were seized by Mumbai Police at Gurunathan Meiyappan's house.

  • 365 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Envelopes.
  • 190 Visiting cards of CSK team Principles.   
  • 1400  Stickers with CSK logo.    
  • One desk diary Black in colour with CSK logo along with CSK Players list.    
  • IPL Auction list of 2010 (covered 13 pages).
  • 2000 stickers contains with words Raise Your Glass.   
  • 4 T-shirts with CSK logo.
May 26, 2013
18:40 (IST)
The Mumbai Police searched Gurunath Meiyappan's Chennai residence for almost eight hours. The team left the premises with a box, believed to be evidence. However authorities refused to divulge any details.
May 26, 2013
18:12 (IST)
A four member Mumbai Police team who have been conducting a search at at Gurunath Meiyappan's Chennai residence have just finished.
May 26, 2013
17:54 (IST)
Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila sent to police custody for two days.
May 26, 2013
16:45 (IST)
Ankeet Chavan moves bail plea saying his marriage is scheduled on June 2; Court fixes May 28 for arguments.

May 26, 2013
16:43 (IST)
There are no demands for me to resign as BCCI chief says N Srinivasan: highlights
BCCI chief N Srinivasan, under immense pressure to quit in the wake of his son-in-law being arrested and charged with betting, held a press conference in Kolkata today. Read the highlights here.
May 26, 2013
16:41 (IST)
Lawyers for the players and the alleged bookies are arguing for bail for their clients in a Delhi Court.
May 26, 2013
16:38 (IST)
News agency IANS, quoting police sources, reports that the mother and sister Sreesanth, who was arrested on spot fixing charges, met him in police custody Saturday evening.


May 26, 2013
16:36 (IST)
Cricketer Ankeet Chavan and three bookies sent to judicial custody till June 4 by court in connection with the case.
May 25, 2013
19:47 (IST)
Stephen Fleming, the coach for the Chennai Super Kings has said the players and support staff are stressed over the ongoing IPL controversy. "Team would do well to forget controversy,focus on final," he said in a pre match press conference in Kolkata
May 25, 2013
18:43 (IST)
After going to Mumbai, BCCI Chief N Srinivas has arrived in Kolkata. The IPL finals are being held in Kolkata tomorrow
May 25, 2013
18:42 (IST)
Arrested bookie names more Indian players involved in spot-fixing: Delhi Police sources
Yahya Mohammad, an alleged cricket bookie arrested yesterday has disclosed the names of other Indian players involved in spot- fixing, according to Delhi police sources. Names of international players have also cropped up during his interrogation, add sources.
May 25, 2013
18:35 (IST)
Chennai Super Kings  captain MS Dhoni skips pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday's IPL6 final vs Mumbai Indians in Kolkata.
May 25, 2013
17:15 (IST)
Mumbai Police sources have told NDTV that Gurunath Meiyappan had information that ordinary betters didn't. He placed large bets through Vindoo and used him as a conduit.
May 25, 2013
17:10 (IST)
Fixing not covered by laws against gambling, betting: Law Minister Kapil Sibal
Holding a press conference in the capital, the Law Minister said they will bring a new standalone law at the earliest; it will be broadbased and deal with corporates, bookies and players.
May 25, 2013
16:44 (IST)
Kapil Sibal on laws to prevent dishonest practices in sports: highlights
Law Minister Kapil Sibal is talking to the media over proposed legislative measures to prevent dishonest practices in sporting events Highlights of his press conference.

  • For the last 10 years we have been grappling with dishonest practices not just in cricket but other sports too.
  • Not been able to figure out if Government of India has jurisdiction to make a law on this.
  • We need to take into account the various nuances as well as the technology in use by the actors. I am of the opinion that instead of amendments, better to have a stand alone legislation.
  • And so we have decided to enact a standalone legislation in unfair practices in sports.
  • We cannot let down millions of fans for whom cricket is passion.
  • This law will apply not only to cricket but to all sports. Want this to be as broad as possible.
May 25, 2013
15:37 (IST)
BCCI chief N Srinivasan leaves Mumbai for Kolkata
May 25, 2013
15:35 (IST)
N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan sent to police custody till May 29. He was arrested yesterday on charges of betting
May 25, 2013
14:40 (IST)

Mumbai Police's Crime Branch seeks seven-day custody of BCCI chief N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan

May 25, 2013
14:03 (IST)

BCCI chief N Srinivasan spoke to NDTV after arriving in Mumbai and reiterated that he has not done anything wrong. "There is no question of resigning. If someone wants to replace me, let them win the election," he said.

He also said:

  • This (controversy) is orchestrated
  • If my son-in-law has been arrested, law will take its course. He will defend himself
  • No reason for me to step down
  • I cannot be bulldozed into resigning
  • In case of Gurunath, same rules will apply. There will be no discrimination
  • I had no knowledge of his alleged betting. I hardly watching T20, I hardly go to the games
  • I follow rules
  • There are vested interests...everyone knows who these people with vested interests are
  • Media has gone overboard against me
  • You can be sure BCCI will act with same alacrity (against my son-in-law) as with Sreesanth
  • I still think media should have been fair with us
  • Lot of BCCI members have sent me messages of support



May 25, 2013
13:53 (IST)
I cannot be bulldozed into resigning: BCCI chief N Srinivasan

BCCI chief N Srinivasan remains defiant. As he arrived in Mumbai a short while ago, he said, "I cannot be bulldozed into resigning." Sources say he is in the city to meet his son-in-law who was arrested on charges of betting yesterday.

May 25, 2013
13:44 (IST)

Union minister Kamal Nath says BCCI chief N Srinivasan should resign immediately

May 25, 2013
13:31 (IST)

BCCI chief N Srinivasan has arrived in Mumbai. Sources say he is likely to meet his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, who was arrested yesterday

May 25, 2013
13:17 (IST)
BCCI chief N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, who was arrested on betting charges yesterday, has been produced in a Mumbai court. He arrived at the court wearing a Chennai Super Kings T-shirt
May 25, 2013
11:51 (IST)

Section of BCCI has reportedly approached former board president Shashank Manohar asking him to be interim president: sources

May 25, 2013
11:09 (IST)

BCCI chief N Srinivasan to fly to Mumbai to meet his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, who has been arrested on charges of betting

May 25, 2013
11:02 (IST)
Sources in the BCCI say several board members want N Srinivasan to quit after his son-in-law was arrested on charges of betting.
May 25, 2013
08:04 (IST)
CSK must be scrapped, Srinivasan should quit: Lalit Modi

Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi insists that BCCI chief N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, who was arrested on Friday night for alleged betting, is the team owner of Chennai Super Kings and hence the franchise should be eliminated from the league. He also alleged that Mr Srinivasan bent rules for CSK.

May 25, 2013
01:40 (IST)
Won't quit, attempt to target me through my son-in-law: BCCI chief
BCCI president N Srinivasan has said he will break his silence tomorrow over the arrest of his son-in-law.
May 25, 2013
01:15 (IST)
N Srinivasan, the father-in-law of Mr Meiyappan says there is no question of him resigning from the BCCI. "I have done nothing wrong, this is an attempt to target me through my son-in-law," he told NDTV's Sreenivasan Jain.

May 25, 2013
01:13 (IST)
Speaking to NDTV, Lalit Modi, former IPL Chief said it was very disappointing to see a team owner involved in betting. "Gurunath Meiyappan is a team owner. The lawyer representing Mr Meiyappan is a Chennai Super Kings lawyer. He is the lawyer for India Cements," Mr Modi said.
May 25, 2013
00:51 (IST)
Mumbai Crime Branch's Joint Commissioner Himanshu Roy spoke to the media shortly after arresting Mr Meiyappan saying they had evidence of his involvement in offence the police are investigating.
May 25, 2013
00:47 (IST)
Police sources have said that Vindoo Dara Singh and Gurunath Meiyappan will be brought face to face later in the day today.
May 25, 2013
00:31 (IST)
Mumbai Police find Gurunath's 'involvement in the offence.'
May 25, 2013
00:03 (IST)
Gurunath Meiyappan was questioned for nearly two hours at the Crime Branch ofifice. Sources claim that during his questioning Mr Meiyappan admitted to having placed bets, but blamed Vindoo Dara Singh for it. Mr Meiyappan said he placed bets at the insistence of Vindoo, added sources.
May 25, 2013
00:01 (IST)
Gurunath Meiyappan will be produced in a local Mumbai court in the next 24 hours.
May 24, 2013
23:57 (IST)
Gurunath Meiyappan who arrived in Mumbai a couple of hours ago has now been arrested for his alleged involvement in IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal.
May 24, 2013
22:52 (IST)
Gurunath Meiyappan in the Crime Branch office






May 24, 2013
20:57 (IST)
Gurunath Meiyappan has reached the South Mumbai office of the Mumbai Crime Branch.
May 24, 2013
20:51 (IST)
Sources say that the police will ask Gurunath Meiyappan if he has been passing information. They are also likely to confront him with taped conversations.

May 24, 2013
20:17 (IST)
Police take Gurunath Meiyappan to the Crime Branch office in South Mumbai.



May 24, 2013
19:36 (IST)
Gurunath Meiyappan has landed at the Mumbai airport. Sources say a team from the Crime Branch is at the airport, however Mr Meiyappan will not be arrested. A call to arrest can be only taken after his questioning.
May 24, 2013
17:40 (IST)
Spot-fixing: Gurunath Meiyappan misses Mumbai Police's 5 pm deadline
Gurunath Meiyappan has left for Mumbai from Madurai. He has missed the 5pm deadline set by Mumbai Police. Two others including his lawyer accompanying him.
May 24, 2013
17:15 (IST)
Meanwhile, the NCP is demanding BCCI Chief N Srinivasan's resignation. NCP leader Sharad Pawar is the former chief of the BCCI.
May 24, 2013
17:13 (IST)
Police custody of Vindoo Dara Singh extended till May 28.
May 24, 2013
17:11 (IST)
India Cements' full statement on Gurunath Meiyappan's role in Chennai Super Kings
India Cements, the owner of IPL team Chennai Super Kings has issued a statement clarifying that Gurunath Meiyappan is just a honorary member of the management. The statement comes after actor Vindoo Dara Singh was arrested in Mumbai and claimed that he used to bet on behalf of Mr Meiyappan.
May 24, 2013
16:29 (IST)
Gurunath Meiyappan will appear before the Mumbai Police, sources have told NDTV. He will fly to Mumbai from Madurai by a chartered plane, sources said.
May 24, 2013
16:13 (IST)
Spot-fixing probe: Former Rajasthan Royals player Amit Singh, player and alleged bookie Manish Guddewar, bookies Ramakant Aggarwal, Sunil Bhatia and Kiran Dhole produced in court
May 24, 2013
16:05 (IST)


Actor Vindoo Dara Singh is being taken to court. His custody ends today. He was arrested on Tuesday.
May 24, 2013
13:26 (IST)
IPL spot-fixing: Gurunath Meiyappan not a formal part of franchise, say sources in Chennai Super Kings
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.
May 24, 2013
12:37 (IST)
Vindoo Dara Singh claims he bet on behalf of Chennai Super Kings owner Gurunath Meiyappan, claim sources
Vindoo has also reportedly told the police that Mr Meiyappan has lost over Rs 1 crore in betting.
May 24, 2013
12:05 (IST)
Sports Minister Jitendra Singh: Betting is a state issue constitutionally. We'll have to speak to all stake-holders and take a call on the matter. The sports ministry has no control over cricket.