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Names of six Indian players involved in IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal to be revealed on March 7

Gurunath Meiyyapan was indicted in betting scandal by Justice Mudgal Report © PTI
Gurunath Meiyappan was indicted in betting scandal by Justice Mudgal Report © PTI

 

Feb 11, 2014

With the committee that is probing Indian Premier League (IPL) confirming Gurunath Meiyappan’s involvement in betting and fixing scandal Indian cricket finds itself in trouble. It may just get worse when on March seven Supreme Court opens an envelope that has six names of Indian players who too are involved in the murky world of betting and fixing scandal. Two of the players are said to be even touring with the Indian team in New Zealand.

For sometime, the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) president N Srinivasan had protected his son-in-law Meiyappan by calling him as a ‘cricket enthusiast’. However, he has not come forward with comments on the Justice Mugdal’s report, as reported by CNN-IBN.

“It’s [IPL] the titanic of Indian cricket that has hit an iceberg,” said a cricket pundit. “Rats run out first when a ship sinks,” said another expert. If and when those startling revelations come out in public domain, it would leave Indian cricket in bad shape.

The Justic Mudgal report also indicates about a journalist working with a a sports magazine for recording the tapes. “The journalist refused to disclose the names of the Indian players involved. In spite of repeated requests to put the name of the said player in a sealed cover for perusal before the Supreme Court, the journalist appeared terrified and was very reluctant to do so and pleaded that it would be dangerous for the journalist concerned,” the report stated.

“It thus appears that names of six prominent Indian capped players are available in tapes in connection with dealings with bookies while two of these prominent Indian capped players have also been named by none other than a former President of BCCI,” the report stated.

Finally, the report also brings out the tapped conversation that took place between alleged bookies Chandresh Jain and Ashwani Aggarwal. It has “references to high-level fixing of players where the names of two international Indian players were mentioned.”


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