A case of match–fixing during this year’s IPL was filed on Friday against the cricket Board president, N Srinivasan, and his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, former team principal of the Chennai Super Kings, who has been charge-sheeted by the Mumbai police in the betting case.
Mehmood Abdi, lawyer of former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, filed a criminal complaint in the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate through his counsel Amar Singh Rajawat.
Abdi has contended that the IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and CSK played in Jaipur on May 12 was fixed. The match was played four days before the spot-fixing scandal erupted with the Delhi police registering cases.
Despite several attempts, Abdi, who is the president of the Sriganganagar District Cricket Association in Rajasthan, did not take calls.
In his complaint, Abdi has alleged that Meiyyapan and Srinivasan conspired to fix the match and earned crores of rupees. He claimed the CSK players deliberately did not perform well and lost.
He has alleged that on a good batting pitch at the Sawai Mansingh stadium, CSK scored only 141 — its second lowest in the season — and did not hit a single six in the innings. Royals chased down the target in 17.1 overs.
On the court’s order, Jyoti Nagar Police Station here lodged an FIR against Srinivasan and Meiyappan, and other team officials. The case has been filed under section 420 (cheating) and 120 (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code, a police official said.
Abdi is legal advisor to Lalit Modi.