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Spot-fixing: Who is Gurunath Meiyappan?

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May 22, 2013 at 03:31pm IST

New Delhi: The spot-fixing tsunami threatens to sweep the top brass of the BCCI after the name of board president N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan cropped up on Wednesday during Mumbai Police's investigation into the case.

Gurunath is married to Srinivasan's daughter Rupa who is the director of India Cements - the company that owns IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings and lists Srinivasan as its Vice Chairman and Managing Director. Gurunath is also the Team Principal and CEO of Chennai Super Kings.

Gurunath hails from an affluent South Indian family that owns AVM - a high-profile film and TV serial production house of South India. He is the son of AVM Balasubramanian who is the brother of AVM Saravanan.

The involvement of Gurunath in the spot-fixing scandal emerged after the arrest of Vindoo Dara Singh on Tuesday. Vindoo reportedly placed several bets on behalf of Gurunath. Earlier on Wednesday, reports emerged that Vindoo had made several calls to a Chennai number and admitted to being in touch with a relative of the CSK franchise owner.

Police sources, however, say there is no evidence of spot-fixing against Gurunath, but only of heavy betting, which is illegal.

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