Mumbai police told to the court that IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings CEO and BCCI Chief Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan used to place huge bets after fixing the matches. CSK Boss has been sent to judicial custody till May 29th.
Usually, MS Dhoni, team coach Fleming and Meiyappan exchange the details of final eleven, team strategy, decisions at the toss and strategy during field restriction overs before every game.
Meiyappan used to share this inside information with the bookies to make money. He even made large number of phone calls to arrested actor Vindoo Dara Singh to ask him to place bets of his choice. Bets were not only placed on the matches played by CSK, but also on other franchises. This practice has been going on since the past two years.
Joint commissioner crime brand revealed though Meiyappan lost Rs 1 crore for placing bets in this IPL season, he made money when he choose CSK as his favorite.
Surprisingly, Meiyappan’s lawyer argued that his client has neither benefitted nor cheated anybody by placing the bets, instead lost money.
BCCI on Sunday suspended Meiyappan from all cricket related activities till IPL spot-fixing probe comes to an end.
IPL Twist: GM isn’t CSK CEO, just Cricket Enthusiast!
BCCI chief Srinivasan who landed in trouble with his son-in-law and CSK CEO Gurunath Meiyappan‘s arrest for his alleged involvement in IPL betting came up with a new version that none had anticipated ever.
While speaking at a press-conference held in Kolkata, Srinivasan said, “Meiyappan did not have any role in CSK and he used to visit the office of India Cements as an enthusiastic cricket lover. He was brought in as part of the management later on and was traveling with the CSK team. Last few days have been difficult for BCCI and me as president. Even more difficult for me as father and father-in-law”.
“An independent commission will probe into allegations against concerned players and officials, including Gurunath Meiyappan. I’m not part of this commission and there is no chance of me influencing the decisions. No one has asked me to resign as the president of BCCI,” he added.
Why did Srinivasan tried to project Gurunath Meiyappan just as a cricket enthusiastic, though he is CSK’s CEO? Is this an attempt to avoid life ban on IPL Franchise Chennai Super Kings? Does he wishes to protest his position as BCCI chief by saying his son-in-law has nothing to do with CSK?
Every time Meiyappan shared a dais with Srinivasan, the latter was introduced as CSK CEO. What will be Srinivasan’s reaction to this?