Supreme Court slams Gurunath Meiyappan’s role

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that N. Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan’s role in Indian Premier League (IPL) betting and spot-fixing scandal seemed like “insider trading”, wherein even if he was not placing bets in his own name, he was passing on the information to bookies.

The court’s response came after senior counsel Harish Save, appearing for the petitioner Cricket Association of Bihar told the court: “Having access to the players, Gurunath Meiyappan was privy to the strategy to be followed in the game and the way team would pursue a match.”

The court is hearing Cricket Association of Bihar, BCCI, Srinivasan, and others on the Mudgal Committee report. The hearing will continue on Thursday.