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May 27, 2013 at 05:35pm IST

IPL betting: Mumbai Police recovers Meiyappan's phone from yacht

New Delhi: The Mumbai Police on Monday claimed to have recovered Gurunath Meiyappan's mobile phone from his yacht. The police is still looking for three more phones of Meiyappan, a suspect in the IPL betting case. Police sources said Meiyappan used these phones to stay in touch with bookies.

Meanwhile, Meiyappan's father-in-law and BCCI chief N Srinivasan continued to defy all calls for his resignation on Monday, saying he was being hounded by the media and would not step down at any cost. Srinivasan, who landed in Chennai from Kolkata on Monday, maintained there was no reason for him to resign.

Meanwhile, CNN-IBN nailed the Chennai Super Kings' lie that Gurunath Meiyappan had no substantial links to the team. Visiting cards recovered from Meiyappan's residence said that he was the Chennai Super Kings' Team Principal. On Sunday, Srinivasan had claimed his son-in-law was merely an enthusiast.

Police sources also said that other items found during the raid also linked Meiyappan with the IPL team.

Meanwhile, CNN-IBN also accessed a copy of an email sent by IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla to team owners three years ago that mentioned Meiyappan as CSK owner. The mail was sent in December 2011.

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