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How the IPL spot-betting saga unfolded: A brief timeline
Hindustan Times
New Delhi, February 10, 2014
First Published: 18:05 IST(10/2/2014)
Last Updated: 18:08 IST(10/2/2014)

The Justice Mudgal commission submits its 170-page long report, saying that the charges of betting against Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of BCCI chief N Srinivasan, are true. Here is how the events unfolded.

May 14-16 - Three bookies held and Rajasthan Royals players Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan arrested on charges of spot-fixing during the then ongoing 6th edition of Indian Premier League by Delhi police.

May 21 — Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh arrested for alleged links with bookies; his call records show he was in contact with Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of current BCCI chief and CSK owner N Srinivasan.

May 23-24 - Meiyappan's Chennai residence raided; he is arrested by Mumbai Police on charges of betting, conspiracy and cheating; N Srinivasan says he will not resign.

May 26 - BCCI announces three-member commission to investigate Meiyappan; ICC removes umpire Asad Rauf from the Champions Trophy squad; police say bookies showered Rauf with expensive gifts

May 28 - IPL governing council appoints a three-member commission to look into complaints against CSK owner India Cements, Meiyappan and Royals owners Jaipur IPL Pvt Ltd.

June 1 - Srinivasan demands he be reinstated if found innocent, says he will represent India in the ICC and that Shirke and Jagdale not be in the new panel; Rajiv Shukla resigns as IPL chairman.

June 5 - Royals co-owner Raj Kundra and his friend and business partner Umesh Goenka questioned by Delhi police for 10 hours.

June 6 - Delhi police commissioner Neeraj Kumar says Kundra confessed to betting in the IPL through Goenka and that he placed bets on his team as well; Shilpa Shetty denies role in IPL betting; Delhi police seizes Kundra's passport.

June 8 - N Srinivasan steps aside as BCCI president, Jagmohan Dalmiya named interim chief of the board.

June 10 - Raj Kundra suspended from Royals, pending inquiry; Dalmiya says Dhoni will be questioned about 'conflict of interest' controversy after his return from Champions Trophy.

June 11 - BCCI issues 12-point diktat to restore IPL's image, suspends Raj Kundra; Sreesanth and 19 others who were booked released on bail by a Delhi court.

June 12 - Raj Kundra's business partner Umesh Goekna says he was forced to name Kundra in the IPL betting scandal by the Delhi police.

June 13 - Dawood Ibrahim named as a direct accused in a case after 29 years.

August 4 - Bookie Chandresh Jain alias Jupiter, who was in direct contact with underworld masters in Pakistan, arrested in Jaipur.

October 8 – Supreme Court suggests setting up a probe panel headed by former chief justice of Punjab and Haryana high court Mukul Mudgal to inquire into the allegation of betting and spot-fixing in IPL. The committee starts investigations on allegations against Chennai Super Kings official Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of N Srinivasan, BCCI president, and owners of Rajasthan Royals and file a report on erring IPL franchisees and the larger involvement of players.

February 2014 - The Justice Mudgal Commission submits its 170-page long report; holds charges against Meiyappan true; Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty to be probed; IPL auctions scheduled for February 12 and 13 can continue.


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