Mohammad Yahya, a Bollywood spot boy arrested by the Delhi Police in Hyderabad on Friday, has told investigators that he had arranged for a meeting between a bookie and six players of a team to facilitate match-fixing, not just spot-fixing. HT reports.
BCCI president N Srinivasan struck a defiant pose on Saturday while in Mumbai, before heading to Kolkata for the domestic T20 league’s final to be played on Sunday. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
On a day the government announced a new law to deal with “dishonest practices” in sports, the Mumbai Police said Gurunath Meiyappan had passed on team information and strategies of the Chennai Super Kings to bookies. Charul Shah
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Soon after his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested by Mumbai police for his alleged collusion with bookies and remanded him in police custody till May 29, adversaries of BCCI chief N Srinivasan have started plotting his downfall. Firoz Mirza
Though it has been nine days since the spot-fixing scandal shook up Indian cricket, the broadcasters and commentators are playing oblivious to the serious nature of the incident. Sahan Bidappa
It was a matter of time that the two of the most expensive teams in the Indian domestic Twenty20 league met each other in the final. But Mumbai Indians would especially be vexed by the fact that despite pouring in the money, they have never won the trophy. Somshuvra Laha
From trying to save a side torn asunder by Brendon McCullum's 158 to taking his 'Moneyball team' on a dream run, Rahul Dravid has aged, but aged well. Typically of Dravid, he's done that by being a cricketer and a gentleman. Dhiman Sarkar
After the arrest of his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, BCCI chief N Srinivasan seems to be riding against the tide as even leaders from the political class seek his resignation.
In the current climate --- and we are not talking of the rain --- a cricket match, even the most important one of the Indian T20 league, could seem as appropriate as the emperor's new clothes. Dhiman Sarkar
A betting racket on the T-20 league was busted in Varanasi on late Saturday and ten people were arrested, police said.
BCCI president N Srinivasan's rivals were on Saturday said to be plotting a strategy to seek his ouster even as he remained defiant rejecting demands for his resignation in the wake of the arrest of his son-in-law and CSK team principal Gurunath Meiyappan on betting charges.
The domestic T20 league has been a byword for excess. Largely unpoliced, held in the realms of India’s all-powerful illegal bookmakers, it was a competition vulnerable to corruption hosted in a country that had the perfect platform to exploit it. Ed Hawkins
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Like the king in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, BCCI chief N Srinivasan was solemn, earnest and clueless when the current spot-fixing scam first came to light. Ayaz Memon
Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of BCCI chief N Srinivasan, and Virendra Randhava alias Vindoo had disputes about the money they had lost or won in matches that they had placed bets on. Charul Shah and Rahul Mahajani report.