ICC knew about Meiyappan's dealings?
More muck is pouring out of the spot fixing/ betting controversy in the Indian Premier League. Sources in the Mumbai police point out that Gurunath...
More muck is pouring out of the spot fixing/ betting controversy in the Indian Premier League. Sources in the Mumbai police point out that Gurunath Meiyappan allegedly told actor Vindoo Dara Singh that he has been "warned by the ICC" to be careful of the company he is keeping.
This conversation allegedly happened just as this year's IPL season was about to begin in April this year. Mumbai Police sources allege that they have phone records of the conversation between the two and that it has been corroborated by Vindoo. If the alleged conversation between Meiyappan and Vindoo stands true, it suggests that the International Cricket Council or ICC was in the know of how Mr Meiyappan was associated with the bookies even before the spot-fixing scandal came to the foray. But the bigger question is, did then the BCCI not know of such a development? Mr Srinivasan, as BCCI chief, serves as a Director of the ICC and his board has also entrusted the ICC's anti-corruption unit with keeping an eye on Indian cricket.