Live Updates: IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy — Ajay Shirke, Sanjay Jagdale resign from BCCI

Ajay Shirke (right) and Sanjay Jagdale (left) have resigned from the BCCI following the developments in the spot-fixing scandal © PTI

Mumbai: Jun 1, 2013

13.24 hrs: BCCI President N Srinivasan says he will quit if members have lost faith in him, reports NDTV.

13.02 hrs: N Srinivasan likely to resign, Shashank Manohar might step in

N Srinivasan calls for emergency meeting of the BCCI off-bearers at 11.00 am on Sunday in Chennai, reports Headlines Today.

IPL Commissioner Rajeev Shukla says Board will make important announcement after the meet. Srinivasan likely to tender his resignation.

Shashank Manohar likely to step in place of Srinivasan.

12:22 hrs: BCCI emergency meeting to be held on June 2 at 11 AM

South Zone Vice President Shivlal Yadav said that the BCCI Working Committee emergency meeting will be held on Sunday, June 2 at 11 AM, reports Times Now.

12:06 hrs: BCCI emergency meeting could be in next 48 hours

BCCI Working Committee meeting that was earlier scheduled between June 6-8 is likely to be held in the next 48 hours, reports Times Now.

Earlier, BCCI vice president Arun Jaitley told the media, “Wait for a day and you will hear something significant.”

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BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, “It is very important to clean the image of cricket. Just wait for a day or so.”

10:18 hrs: Central Zone Vice President mulling resignation

Central Zone Vice President Sudhir Dabir considering resignation by today if N Srinivasan doesn’t resign, reports Times Now.

09:02 hrs: BCCI members issue ultimatum to N Srinivasan

BCCI members today issued an ultimatum to N Srinivasan to resign or there will be mass resignation, reports Times Now.

09:01 hrs: Arun Jaitley and Anurag Thakur speak out

BCCI vice-president Arun Jaitley have asked the media to wait for Sunday and something significant will come up.

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said that the resignation of two BCCI officials were unfortunate.

00.15 hrs: BCCI’s Working Committee meeting likely to be held earlier

CNN-IBN reports that the emergency BCCI Working Committee meeting that was earlier scheduled between June 6-8 is likely to be held earlier.

Mumbai: May 31, 2013

23.40 hrs: Arun Jaitley meets Anurag Thakur, reports CNN-IBN

CNN-IBN has just reported that BCCI Vice-President (North) Arun Jaitley has met Joint Secretary Anurag Thakur.

23.12 hrs: Ajay Shirke says he is deeply hurt by recent controversies, reports CNN-IBN

“Deeply hurt by recent controversies. I see no reason to continue with BCCI,” says Shirke.

23.06 hrs: BCCI East Zone Vice-President Chitrak Mitra says he is not resigning, reports CNN-IBN

Shivlal Yadav also is reluctant to put his papers as according to rules, if Srinivasan quits, Yadav will qualify to take the post from South Zone.

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20.50 hrs: All five BCCI vice-presidents may quit tonight, reports NDTV

NDTV reports that all five vice-presidents of the BCCI are likely to quit by tonight. The five VPs of the board are Arun Jaitley, Shivlal Yadav, Niranjan Shah, Sudhir Dabir and Chitrak Mitra.

20.20 hrs: Ajay Shirke, Sanjay Jagdale resign from BCCI

The BCCI’s treasurer, Ajay Shirke, and honorary secretary, Sanjay Jagdale, have resigned from their post with immediate effect.

Asked if he had resigned, Shirke told Times Now, “Yes, that’s true.” When quizzed further, Shirke said, “I have spelt out my reasons. I have already spoken to the media at length. I do not want to comment any further.”

Meanwhile, Jagdale said, “I’m deeply hurt with the recent developments in Indian cricket. It’s better some new faces come in and take the responsibility. Right now, it’s better I get out.”

Remember that Jagdale was announced as one of the three-member inquiry commission probing into the allegations.

18.30 hrs: BCCI calls for emergency Working Committee meeting on June 8

The under-pressure BCCI has called for an emergency meeting of its Working Commitee on June 8, reports Times Now. “The president of BCCI has informed me of a meeting next week,” said Prof Ratnakar Shetty, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the board.

18.25 hrs: Vikram Aggarwal’s hotels raided by Tamil Nadu Police

Reports coming in from various channels that the Tamil Nadu Police has raided two hotels owned by Vikram Aggarwal aka Victor. Aggarwal was arrested in connection with betting in the IPL.


18.10 hrs: Siddharth Trivedi received gifts from bookies: Delhi Police sources to Times Now

Delhi Police claim that Siddharth Trivedi is an accused with a minimal role and that he accepted gifts from players and bookies, reports Times Now. The Delhi cops also said that it is upto the BCCI whether to prosecute Trivedi or not.

18.00 hrs: N Srinivasan denies receiving any information from ICC on Gurunath Meiyappan’s betting links

BCCI President N Srinivasan tells CNN-IBN that, “I have received no information from the ICC.”

Earlier, CNN-IBN reported that the ICC’s anti corruption unit had warned the BCCI about Gurunath Meiyappan’s links with Vindoo Dara Singh and the betting world. The news channel claims to have transcripts of Meiyappan giving instructions about specific bets regarding how many runs will be conceded in an over.

17.35 hrs: Chennai Super Kings should be scrapped and N Srinivasan should resign, says Jaywant Lele

Reacting to the latest reports stating that the BCCI had been warned by the ICC ACSU of Gurunath Meiyappan’s links with bookies, former BCCI Secretary Jaywant Lele told CNN-IBN that the Chennai Super Kings, who are owned by Meiyappan’s father-in-law and BCCI chief N Srinivasan, should be scrapped from the IPL. Lele also said that Srinivasan should resign immediately.

17.05 hrs: Former BCCI President AC Muthiah says N Srinivasan might have had knowledge about betting

Mutiah also claims some players might have been hand-in-glove with Gurunath Meiyappan.

Meanwhile, former India captain Kris Srikkanth says BCCI should have acted on the issue if ICC had warned them.

16.55 hrs: BCCI has cheated the people of India, says Kirti Azad

Reacting to the latest news that the BCCI could have been warned by the ICC of Gurunath Meiyappan’s activities in April, cricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad told CNN-IBN that the “BCCI has cheated the people of this country and commited the biggest corrupt act”. Azad also said that if the allegations are true, “everyone in the BCCI should resign”.

16.00 hrs: ICC ACSU contacted BCCI about Gurunath Meiyappan’s betting links in April 2013, sources to CNN-IBN

CNN-IBN reports that the ICC’s anti corruption unit had even warned the BCCI about Gurunath Meiyappan’s links with Vindoo Dara Singh and the betting world. The news channel claims to have transcripts of Meiyappan giving instructions about specific bets regarding how many runs will be conceded in an over.

Meanwhile, Times Now reports that the ICC had warned Meiyappan himself in early April 2013 about his high-profile links in the betting world. It isn’t clear whether Meiyappan had informed father-in-law and BCCI President N Srinivasan of the warning.

There is no confirmation yet from the ICC.

14.20 hrs: Anurag Thakur speaks on the issue

Thakur says, “It is important to convene a board meeting at the earliest. We have to discuss and deliberate allegations being made by police and media.” He vehemently denied any allegations that the board has asked for ouster of N Srinivasan. “It is untrue that N Srinivasan has been asked to step down,”says Thakur.

Thakur agrees that the image of the board has been severely hit.

14.13 hrs: What Siddharth Trivedi told cops?

Trivedi says he has information about all four chains of bookies reports Times Now. He told cops how the bookies were in touch with Ajit Chandila.

13.52 hrs: Vindoo Dara Singh and Gurunath Meiyappan’s police custodies have been extended till June 3

Middleman Vindoo Dara Singh and Gurunath Meiyappan’s will remain in police custodies for the next four days.

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13.03 hrs: Rajasthan Royals player to testify against the tainted trio

Times Now reports that one of the Rajasthan Royals players — Siddharth Trivedi  will testify against the tainted trio as a prosecution witness.

Trivedi is being questioned by the Delhi Police.

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12.35 hrs: Chennai hotelier Vikram Aggarwal apprears before Mumbai crime branch

Chennai hotelier Vikram Aggarwal has appeared before the Mumbai crime branch that had summoned him in connection with the IPL betting links.

Aggarwal had been missing and had failed to respond to a TN police deadline for him to surrender which was 10 AM till Thursday. He had failed to appear even after the Madras High Court turned down a request for an anticipator bail. TN Crime Brach said to the media that they would continue to pursue legal options against Aggarwal.

12.21 hrs: Will Mumbai crime branch seek further custody of Gurunath Meiyappan and Vindoo Dara Singh?

Gurunath Meiyappan and Vindoo Dara Singh will be produced in [a] Mumbai court on Friday. Will Mumbai crime branch seek further custody of middleman Vindoo and Gurunath Meiyappan?

12.10 hrs: Politics and sports should not get mixed, says Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has spoken about the spot-fixing scandal. He has voiced his opinion stating that politics and sports should not get mixed.

Asked if the government was contemplating intervention into the scandal, Manmohan Singh said: “I would not like to comment on the type of things you have mentioned. This is under investigation.”

IANS quoted Singh saying  “It is not proper for me to comment. I only hope that politics and sports don’t get mixed.” He was accompanying media on board his special aircraft after ending his five-day visit to Japan and Thailand.

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12.04 hrs: Ajay Shirke addresses press conference

BCCI treasurer said that he has nothing more to add to what he has already said. He also said that he has already clarified his stand and given his opinion. He also said that it is against his nature to come in front of media again and again.

“I don’t know how many times I can say the same thing. You people please go and cover other important things!” he said.

11.50 hrs: Sachin Tendulkar speaks on spot-fixing scandal

Sachin Tendulkar says that the developments over last two weeks are shocking and disappointing reports Times Now. The faith reposed by millions of fans should be justified, says Tendulkar. He also says that it hurts him when the game of cricket is in the news for wrong reasons.

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11.38 hrs: Special meeting for Srinivasan’s ouster?

A general body meeting might be called for a showdown if N Srinivasan does not step down soon reports Times Now.

11.31 hrs: IPL CEO files complaint against Gurunath Meiyappan, India Cements and Rajasthan Royals

IPL CEO, Sundar Raman’s files a complaint against Gurunath Meiyappan, India Cements and Rajathan Royals. Probe committee will investigate the case based on IPL CEO’s complaint reports Times Now.


11.20 hrs: Complaints against CSK and RR, says Justice T Jayaram Chouta

Retired Justice T Jayaram Chouta, who is a part of the three-man inquiry commission probing the alleged betting charges against Gurunath Meiyappan, has said that he has received complaints against Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals franchises reports Times Now.

11.17 hrs: TN police issues lookout notice for Vikram Aggarwal

The Tamil Nadu police have issued a lookout notice for Chennai hotelier Vikram Aggarwal who is wanted in connection with a betting scam related to the IPL reports Firstpost.

Aggarwal has been missing and he failed to respond to a TN police deadline for him to surrender which was till 10 AM Thursday. He had failed to appear even after the Madras High Court turned down a request for an anticipator bail. TN Crime Brach said to the media that they would continue to pursue legal options against Aggarwal.

The Mumbai police have indicated that they would like to question Aggarwal alongwith Vindoo Dara Singh and CSK boss Gurunath Meiyappan.

May 31, 2013

10.50 hrs: I am considering option of resignation, says Ajay Shirke

BCCI treasurer Ajay Shirke says he can’t let his personal reputation and credibility tarnished. Times Now reports that Shirke is considering the option of resignation. Shirke said that he would have resigned if he would been in N Srinivasan’s place. State Boards back Shirke’s call for an emergency meet on this issue.

23.50 hrs: Ajay Shirke mulling resignation, according to a report

Slamming BCCI President N Srinivasan for not calling a meeting of the Board to discuss his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan’s arrest on betting charges, Board Treasurer Ajay Shirke on Thursday said that he is mulling quitting from his post on the issue, according to a report.

Shirke, who on Wednesday called for Srinivasan’s resignation on moral grounds, said he will wait and see for a few days before taking a decision.

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19.45 hrs: Sreesanth has “small attention span”, Chavan is “child-like” and Chandila is a “tough nut”, say Delhi Police

S Sreesanth has a “small attention span”, Ankeet Chavan is “child-like and quiet” while Ajit Chandila is a “tough nut”.

This is how investigators describe the three sacked Rajasthan Royals cricketers who were arrested in the IPL spot-fixing scandal on May 16.

A senior police official, who interrogated the cricketers, said Sreesanth had a “very little” attention span and he used to “jump from one point to another”. Chavan, who got interim bail for his marriage on June two, is “child-like”. He is a “quiet person”, the official said. However, the investigator described Chandila a “tough nut”.

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18.00 hrs: TN CB-CID to take legal action against hotelier Vikram Aggarwal

The Tamil Nadu Crime Branch CID has told the media that since hotelier Vikram Aggarwal has not appeared for any questioning so far, they will take ‘all types of legal action’ to ensure that he is interrogated reports Firstpost.

Aggarwal has not responded to any summons and his anticipatory bail has been rejected by the Madras High Court. Aggarwal had to surrender till 10 AM by Thursday which has been passed.

16.35 hrs: Delhi Police were against Chavan’s bail

CNN-IBN reports that the Delhi Police had opposed Ankeet Chavan’s bail plea, because they thought he would tamper with evidence during the interim period. Chavan has been granted bail till 6 June, after which he will return to Tihar jail.

16.15 hrs: BCCI office bearers to quit?

Some of the BCCI officials are extremely agitated with N Srinivasan’s defiance. Times Now confirms that few members are mulling their resignation in wake of the Srinivasan episode.

15.30 hrs: MS Dhoni refuses to talk about spot-fixing scandal yet again

MS Dhoni refused to answer the questions about the spot-fixing scandal in an official press conference in England. However he told the media that he will answer the questions when the time will be right. He said that he didn’t answer anything in India and won’t do it in England as well.

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15. 26 hrs: Sharad Pawar approved N Srinivasan’s bid to buy Chennai Super Kings

Times Now reports that Sharad Pawar the then BCCI chief gave a go ahead to N Srinivasan to buy Chennai Super Kings.

Recently Pawar lashed out at Srinivasan for the ongoing spot-fixing controversy.

15.08 hrs: Ankeet Chavan gets an interim bail

Ankeet Chavan has got an interim bail by Delhi Court reports Times Now. He will have to return to Tihar Jail on June 6. Chavan will get married on June 2. 

Chavan got a bail on Rs 1 lakh personal bond and surety of the same amount.

14.30 hrs: Bookie confesses Vikram Aggarwal was his punter

Utam Chand has confessed to Mumbai police that Chennai based hotelier Vikram Aggarwal was his punter reports Times Now.

Aggarwal did not surrender earlier. The Tamil Nadu police had set a deadling of 10 am for him to surrender. The Madras High Court will today resume hearing on the anticipatory bail plea filed by the hotelier Aggarwal.

14.25 hrs: Sreesanth’s friend Abhishek Shukla gets bail

Cricketer S Sreesanth’s friend Abhishek Shukla, who was arrested yesterday by the Delhi Police for allegedly destroying evidence, is out on bail. He was asked to submit his passport and furnish a bond of Rs. 25,000 by a Delhi court on Thursday.

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14.09 hrs: Former Board Secretary Jaywant Lele wants N Srinivasan to step down

Beleaguered BCCI President N Srinivasan will eventually have to step down as the choice before him is to go out honourably or exit unceremoniously in the wake of the IPL spot-fixing scandal, former Board Secretary Jaywant Lele said.

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14:00 hrs: Ministry of Home Affairs to probe the case only if BCCI formally writes to them

Union Home Secretary RK Singh says that they have not received any request from BCCI for a probe.CBI probe to be ordered if BCCI formally writes to Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) reports Times Now.

MHA says no objection to a central agency probe into fixing scandal and CBI has the mandate and capability to probe such cases.


13.06 hrs: Is CBI going to probe IPL scam?

The Ministry of Home Affairs has reportedly said that it is not averse to the CBI investigating the betting and spot-fixing allegations that have rocked the IPL reports Firstpost.

However CNN-IBN quoted government sources as saying that the MHA need not probe IPL as demanded by Pawar.

12.07 hrs: Bookie roped in players from another team?

Times Now has reported that a bookie has said that they had ‘inflitrated’ into a team other than Rajasthan Royals. There were apparently three players.In the morning, we had an update that the Delhi Police Commisioner Neeraj Kumar had said that there was a possibility that players from other teams were involved in spot-fixing.

11.49 hrs: Assam and Goa’s cricket boards ask for N Srinivasan’s resignation

Times Now has reported that Goa Cricket Association (GCA) vice-president has said that N Srinivasan has to resign. He also added that the perpetrators should be punished severely.

The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) has reported that the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) reputation has taken a hit.

11.08 hrs: Police claim to have cracked the code used in conversations by Vindoo Dara Singh and Gurunath Meiyappan

The Mumbai Crime Branch say that they have cracked the codes used by Vindoo Dara Singh and Gurunath Meiyappan. MiD DAY reported that the duo used different codes in their telephonic conversations to refer to players, models, bookies etc.

The police are studying the transcripts of their conversations for further clues. They submitted a remand copy to the Metropolotan Magistrate Court yesterday. Interrogations of Gurunath and Vindoo revealed that they used such codes. A police official told the newspaper that most of the codes were comprehensible, but others had to be cracked.

10.51 hrs: Delhi Police recover Rs.5.5 lakhs which was allegedly given to S Sreesanth by bookies

The Delhi Police have seized R.5.5 lakhs which the bookies had allegedly paid S Sreeanth, NDTV reported. Apparently, it was for his role in spot-fixing in the IPL.

Abhishek Shukla, an event manager was arrested yesterday for his alleged role and he led the police to the said money in Mumbai.

May 30, 2013

09.15 hrs: Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar says there is a possibillity that another team could be involved in spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). 

“There is a possibility (of another IPL team’s involvement). We were hoping for a breakthrough… it hasn’t materialized as yet,” he told NDTV.

19.00 hrs: Need to clean up cricket, says Jagmohan Dalmiya

Jagmohan Dalmiya was the latest of former BCCI chiefs to add his two cents to the spot-fixing scandal, saying that the “dirt in cricket has gone down deep and no one is bothered”. Dalmiya, who also headed the ICC at one point of time, told NDTV that it’s time to clean cricket. He also said that, “Nothing wrong happened when I was ICC head.”

Meanwhile, Times Now reported that Dalmiya held the IPL Governing Council accountable for the whole mess. He also said that BCCI President N Srinivasan “has the numbers not to resign. If Srinivasan knew he was short of even one vote or had doubts, he would have walked away.”

Dalmiya thus joined Sharad Pawar and AC Mutiah in the list of former BCCI presidents who have spoken on Srinivasan.

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17.45 hrs: Sharad Pawar blasts N Srinivasan; calls for probe into all IPL matches

Former BCCI and ICC President Sharad Pawar was the latest in line to blast current board chief N Srinivasan. In a press conference, Pawar urged Srinivasan to step down. The NCP chief said that he was saddened by what has happened and that cricket-loving people have been hurt.

Pawar said that he “never thought spot-fixing would happen in India” and that it “wouldn’t have happened if I was in charge“. Pawar agreed with Shashank Manohar who had suggested that the scandal should have been probed by the Home Ministry.

Pawar also called for a probe into all IPL matches.

17:10 hrs: S Sreesanth’s close friend arrested, taken to Mumbai

Times Now reports that S Sreesanth’s “close friend” Abhishek Shukla was arrested in Delhi and taken to Mumbai. The Delhi police claim that Shukla helped the cricketer destroy evidence related to the spot-fixing scandal.

16:55 hrs: Allowing N Srinivasan to own IPL franchise a mistake, says Mumbai Cricket Association President

Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) President Ravi Sawant has come out and spoken against BCCI President N Srinivasan. Speaking to NDTV, Sawant said that “if I was in Srinivasan’s position, I would have quit” and that “allowing him [Srinivasan] to own an IPL franchise was a mistake”. Srinivasan was BCCI secretary when he formed the Chennai Super Kings franchise in 2008.

However, Sawant also said that “those who want Srinivasan to quit are opportunistic”.

16:50 hrs: Criminal plea filed against N Srinivasan at Mumbai court

Times Now reports that a Mumbai court has received a criminal plea against N Srinivasan from a petitioner who said he/she felt cheated as an IPL viewer. The court will hear the plea on May 31.

16:20 hrs: N Srinivasan should step down till probe is over, says Chetan Chauhan

Former India cricketer Chetan Chauhan joined the group of people saying that BCCI President N Srinivasan should step down from his post until the probe into spot-fixing involving his son-in-law, Gurunath Meiyappan, is over. Chauhan told Times Now that Srinivasan should step down until Meiyappan is proven innocent or guilty.

16:05 hrs: Hotelier Vikram Aggarwal files for bail

Times Now reports that hotelier Vikram Aggarwal, who was arrested for being the alleged link between Gurunath Meiyappan and Vindoo Dara Singh, has filed for bail at the Madras High Court, which will hear the plea on May 30.

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15:50 hrs: Only a matter of time before Srinivasan is forced out: BCCI sources to Times Now

Times Now sources within the BCCI have told the channel that members of the board are increasingly feeling that N Srinivasan’s time is over, his position is unteneble and is fast losing support. The sources said that Srinivasan will soon be told to either step down or get forced out.

15:40 hrs: Asad Rauf denies indulging in fixing; open to probe

Excerpts from press conference in Lahore:

– I deny all allegations made against me.

– There is no place for money, gifts, spot-fixing and match-fixing in my life.

– I’m willing to cooperate with the ACSU and face the ICC probe.

14:58 hrs: Rajeev Shukla reiterated what I said in Kolkata, says N Srinivasan

BCCI President N Srinivasan clarified to the media, “I will make only one statement. Mr Shukla’s latest interview I saw and it is very clear what he said that I should dissociate from procedures till the enquiry is over. This is what I exactly said in Kolkata. (sic)”

“I have already made it very clear that I will have nothing to do with the investigating commission. There are two independent judges and the secretary of the Board. We will just await that result. I have nothing else to say.”

“Individual members seeking my resignation, I will not react,” he added.

14:37 hrs: Vikram Aggarwal summoned to appear before police by May 31

According to Mumbai police, Vikram Aggarwal is Gurunath Meiyappan’s friend and summons has been issued to appear by May 31, reports Times Now.

Mumbai police further said that codewords used by Gurunath during his conversations needs to be decoded, reports Times Now.

14:02 hrs: Rajeev Shukla addresses media on N Srinivasan

Rajeev Shukla told the media on Wednesday, “Image of the board is paramount for us and the credibility of the board is supreme. Image of the cricket is very important. The enquiry commission has been constituted.”

“Recommendations of probe committee will be binding on us straightway, report need not be ratified,” IPL chairman said.

“We have made the probe committee, there will be two judges and one BCCI member.”

He also added, “N Srinivasan should dissociate himself from the procedure till pending enquiry.”

Shukla didn’t clarify whether ‘stepping aside’ means whether N Srinivasan should resign.

13:57 hrs: Gurunath Meiyappan’s police custody extended till May 31

The Mumbai police crime branch got further custody of N Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan till May 31.

13:46 hrs: Sports Ministry asks BCCI President N Srinivasan to step down on moral grounds, reports Times Now.

Sports Ministry released a statement on Wednesday –

“The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has observed with considerable disquiet, the reports about match & spot fixing in cricket. BCCI is inquiring into allegations of match and spot fixing. As there is a conflict of interest in this inquiry, therefore BCCI President should tender his resignation on moral grounds, pending the outcome of the inquiry,”  as quoted in

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13.35 hrs: According to a news flash on CNN-IBN, BCCI President N Srinivasan has rejected the plea of stepping aside till the probe gets over, made by IPL Commissioner Rajeev Shukla and BCCI Vice President Arun Jaitely.

13:23 hrs BCCI President N Srinivasan holds meetings in Mumbai
N Srinivasan is holding a meeting in Mumbai’s BCCI office. Srinivasan was requested not to attend BCCI meetings while the probe is going on, defied Arun Jaitley and Rajeev Shukla, reports NDTV.

12:46 hrs: Gurunath Meiyappan produced in court

Mumbai police will seek custody of Chennai Super Kings boss Gurunath Meiyappan, reports Times Now. Police said they have a strong case against Meiyappan.

Mumbai police is presently probing the Vindoo Dara Singh-Victor Aggarwal-Gurunath Meiyappan triangle, reports Times Now.

12:39 hrs: Hyderabad Cricket Association chief asks N Srinivasan to step aside

G Vinod, Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) chief told Times Now that BCCI President N Srinivasan must step aside for now.

11:41 hrs: Rajeev Shukla says N Srinivasan should stay away till probe against son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan is on

Rajeev Shukla tells the media that two High Court judges and one BCCI official would be appointed in the three-member committee which will probe the IPL spot-fixing scandal.

One judge is from Karnataka, while the other is from Tamil Nadu.

IPL Chairman said, “We spoke about all issues concerning Indian cricket. Talks are on with all board members.”

He also added, “Probe panel should implement its recommendations instead of sending them to the BCCI.”

He will address the media further at his residence after one and a half hour.

“Jaitley and I think Srinivasan should stay away till probe against his son-in-law is on,” Shukla said.

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11: 15 hrs: Did Vindoo Dara Singh meet S Sreesanth ahead of Mumbai Indians-Rajasthan Royals match on May 15?
CNN-IBN reports that Vindoo Dara Singh has admitted meeting S Sreesanth on May 14. This was a day before Sreesanth and his two Rajasthan Royals teammates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested in Mumbai by Delhi police.

11:12 hrs: Gurunath Meiyappan to be produced in court today

BCCI chief’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan’s police custody ends on Wednesday. However, the Mumbai police is likely to ask for the extension of his custody in IPL betting case.

11:02 hrs: Was the Kolkata Knight Riders-Royal Challengers Bangalore match in Ranchi on May 12 fixed?

Sources said that Ajit Chandila tipped off bookies on the result of the match a week before, reports Times Now.

“The bookies had contacted Chandila for a tip-off on which of the two teams would win the match and had promised him a sum of Rs. 30 lakh for the same,” a police officer was quoted as saying by The Hindu.

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10:56 hrs: Are bookies among the owners of a Sri Lankan Premier League franchise?

According to latest updates from Mumbai Police sources, Vindoo Dara Singh reportedly told that two bookies names Sanjay and Pawan are the ‘Benami’ owners of one of the franchises in the Sri Lankan Premier League, reports Firstpost.

Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Nishantha Ranatunga told Times Now, “We’ve zero tolerance policy towards corruption.”

10:53 hrs: Ten players from Uttar Pradesh under scanner for IPL spot-fixing

Uttar Pradesh police will investigate at least 10 players in the Indian Player League fixing scandal.

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10:48 hrs: IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla meets BCCI vice president Arun Jaitley

IPL Commissioner Rajeev Shukla is in a meeting with BCCI Vice-President Arun Jaitley, CNN-IBN reported.

However, the reason for the meeting is not known.

Read earlier updates May 25-29, May 23-25 & May 16-23

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