Michael Hussey claims Gurunath Meiyappan ran Chennai Super Kings

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings’ Michael Hussey has claimed in his book that N Srinivasan gave his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan control of the IPL franchise.

In his book titled Underneath The Southern Cross, Hussey writes that while Srinivasan, the owner of India Cements, headed CSK, he had entrusted the control of the franchise to Meiyappan who ran the team along with coach Kepler Wessels.

"Our owner was Indian Cements, headed by Mr Srinivasan. As he was also on the board of the BCCI, he gave control of the team to his son-in-law Mr Gurunath. He ran the team along with Kepler Wessels, who was coach," Hussey has written in his book.

Meiyappan has been chargesheeted by Mumbai Police along with 20 others in IPL betting case for forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy.

Srinivasan has distanced himself from his son-in-law saying the matter is for Meiyappan to deal with and it has got nothing to do with him.

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