The touring Indian team members Down Under may not find themselves as engrossed as others on today's developments on the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting case's Supreme Court verdict. They themselves are dealing with altogether a different beast at hand. After losing to both Australia and England in the first round matches, India have very limited chance of making it to the final. But, all that matters for the team is winning the tri-series. Because, the defending ICC World Cup champions can't afford to finish third in a tri-series in the run-up to the quadrennial tournament. It will send a wrong signal to everyone.
The Supreme Court Thursday said sidelined BCCI president N. Srinivasan cannot contest election for the Indian cricket board's governing body presidency as long as he is involved in a "conflict of interest" situation as an owner of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Cricket Association of Bihar secretary and face of the anti-N Srinivasan faction, Aditya Verma, has now shot off a letter to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa alleging violation of a Supreme Court ruling by the BCCI`s president-in-exile.
In more trouble for IPL betting scandal accused Gurunath Meiyappan, an ex-official of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), and actor Vindoo Dara Singh, their voice samples matched with the tapped telephonic conversation in which they were purportedly discussing matches and betting activities, police said today.
The BCCI on Thursday virtually with all the recommendations of the Supreme Court-appointed probe pannel which suggestd a slew of measures to restore the credibility of the game hit by betting and spot-fixing scandal.
Describing the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal as an old story, Kolkata Knight Riders CEO and Managing Director Venky Mysore today said everything was on track as far as his franchise was concerned.
Serious doubts are being raised over the deposition of Indian cricket board president N Srinivasan, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the India Cements management that Gurunath Meiyappan was not a team principal, only a cricket enthusiast with Chennai Super Kings, in the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee report submitted to the Supreme Court.
The Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee, investigating spot-fixing and betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has reported that allegations of betting and passing of information against Gurunath Meiyappan stand proved.
Lalit Modi took to micro-blogging site Twitter to react to the revelations of the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee report that indicted N Srinivasan`s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan for his alleged involvement in IPL betting.
Adopting a guarded approach, BCCI President N Srinivasan today declined to comment on the Supreme Court-instituted Justice Mudgal committee`s report which indicted his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan in the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal.
Questions are being raised over the clean chit the two-member probe panel has given to Indian cricket board chief N. Srinivasan`s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals` co-owner Raj Kundra in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal.
BCCI vice-president Niranjan Shah on Sunday said N Srinivasan could return as BCCI chief and chair the IPL Governing Council meeting on August 2 as the probe panel has found no evidence against his team Chennai Super Kings in the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal.
A big-time bookie Shobhan Mehta, arrested in connection with the IPL betting scandal, was on Saturday remanded in city police custody as investigators want to probe his alleged role in spot-fixing and links in Pakistan.