The disgraced BCCI Prez N. Srinivasan has distanced himself from his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan, who has been charge-sheeted in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, saying that law will take its course. Srinivasan, whose India Cements owns the Chennai Super Kings, was forced to step aside as the BCCI President on moral grounds after Meiyappan was arrested for indulging in betting during IPL. Meanwhile, the Delhi Polidce has filed a chargsheet, running into more than 11000 pages, in the case, naming Vindoo Dara Singh, Gurunath Myeppan, Asad Rauf and others as accused in the scandal. The evidence collected by the police comprises taped telephonic conversations, laptops and iPads.
A defiant Srinivasan reiterated that he would contest the BCCI Presidential election during the Annual General Meeting in Chennai.The spot-fixing controversy had broken out in May with the arrest of Rajasthan Royals players S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan by the Delhi Police for conceding a specified number of runs per over for money from bookmakers.
While Sreesanth and Chavan were recently slapped with life bans, the board also handed out a five-year ban to Rajasthan Royals’ Amit Singh, while another Rajasthan cricketer Siddharth Trivedi got a one-year suspension. There was no decision on Chandila, who recently got out on bail. His role is still being probed, and a decision will be taken soon.