BCCI suspends Meiyappan
Kolkata: The first real step was taken by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) hereA on Sunday. Caught in a piquant situation, theA...
Kolkata: The first real step was taken by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) hereA on Sunday. Caught in a piquant situation, theA beleaguered board suspended Chennai Super Kings CEO Gurunath Meiyappan. He was arrested in Mumbai for alleged involvement in betting, pending an inquiry into his role in the IPL spot-fixing scandal. Meiyappan is the son-in-law of BCCI President N Srinivasan. BCCI Secretary, Sanjay Jagdale said that they had taken note of the detention of Gurunath Meiyappan, who is a member of the team management of Chennai Super Kings. Jagdale said that "as an accredited team official, Meiyappan is subject to the provisions of the IPL Operational Rules and the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code for Participants.A Pending further investigations and any subsequent hearing by the BCCI Disciplinary Committee or the IPL Code of Behaviour Committee, Meiyappan has been suspended by the BCCI from any involvement in the sport of cricket and in particular from any involvement with the Chennai Super Kings team." This was further to the meetings BCCI officials had with Mumbai Police, during which they also had assured full cooperation in the investigation.