Even more incriminating is the discovery of 13 pages of the T-20 auction list from the year 2010. These forms, officials said, could only be with someone who owns or manages the team. “These forms are used during the auctioning of players in order to buy them. Who should keep these forms than the owner of the team who bids,” the official said. “It clearly shows his [Gurunath’s] involvement in the franchise at a very high level.”
The items recovered belies Gurunath’s father-in-law’s claim that he was just a “cricket enthusiast” who was later accredited to the CSK management.
“We are sifting through records to determine his associations and monetary transactions,” officials said, adding that the searches would continue on Monday.