In fresh trouble for three former Rajasthan Royals players Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, some CCTV footage has been released which shows the arrested cricketers with bookie Jiju Janardhanan.
A team of Mumbai Police on Sunday conducted raid at BCCI chief N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan's house. Meiyappan was arrested and then sent to police custody till May 29 in IPL betting case.
N Srinivasan has rejected the request made by some BCCI members to step down in the wake of IPL betting scandal in which his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan has been arrested and sent to police custody, sources said.
Delhi Police is expected to produce 11 people, including three players Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan in court in connection with the IPL spot-fixing case. Police are unlikely to seek the players' custody, which means they could be sent to judicial remand.
The BCCI on Sunday suspended its President N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan from any involvement in cricket or in IPL team Chennai Super Kings pending further inquiry in the betting case. In a statement, the apex cricketing body said it has taken note of the detention by the Mumbai Police of Meiyappan, who is a member of the team management of Chennai Super Kings.
Lawyer of N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, who has been arrested and sent to police custody on charges of betting in IPL, told CNN-IBN that his arrest was made under pressure. "The fact of the matter remains that the police have no evidence with them. Or conclusive proof or prima facie evidence - oral or documentary. It is extremely wrong and unfair to put the cart before a horse and tell a person that I will arrest you on a suspicion that you might be guilty of," said Abad Ponda.
BCCI chief N Srinivasan's grip over Indian cricket is fast slipping away and while he is refusing to resign, his detractors in the Board are plotting his removal. Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was sent to police custody till May 29 on Saturday in connection with the IPL betting case.
As events unfold in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting scandal, one man who would be watching it all happen closely is BCCI chief N Srinivasan. With his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan's arrest in the case, pressure is mounting on Srinivasan to resign as the BCCI top boss.
The crisis in the Indian Premier League continue and the heat is on BCCI chief N Srinivasan to quit after his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings CEO Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested by the Mumbai Police late on Saturday night on charges of betting and spot-fixing.