Mumbai Police to Question CSK CEO Meiyappan over Spot-Fixing, ICC Suspend Umpire Rauf

May 23, 2013

Mumbai Police want to speak to the CEO of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), herbal Gurunath Meiyappan over his role in the spot-fixing scandal that has blighted this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).

A three-member team of the police reached Meiyappan’s house on Thursday, but reports suggest he was not in.

Meiyappan is the son-in-law of CSK owner and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Narayanaswami Srinivasan.

A senior crime brand officer told the Hindustan Times that Meiyappan will either be issued summons or a team will be sent to Chennai to question him.

His questioning would revolve around his links with Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh and if he was involved in betting or passing inside information about matches.

The officer said: “Based on the outcome of the questioning, we will decide whether his actions fall under the domain of impropriety or invite legal action.”

Umpire Asad Rauf suspended by ICC


In other news relating to the spot-fixing scandal, The International Cricket Council (ICC) has withdrawn elite panel umpire Asad Rauf from the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 that will be staged in England and Wales from 6-23 June.

The decision has been made after media reports on Wednesday indicated that the umpire was under investigation by Mumbai Police/

Explaining the decision, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “In the wake of reports that the Mumbai Police are conducting an investigation into Asad Rauf’s activities, we feel that it is in Asad’s best interests as well as those of the sport and the event itself, that he is withdrawn from participating in the ICC Champions Trophy.”

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