New Delhi: BCCI president N Srinivasan has outrightly denied that the ICC warned the Indian board about his arrested son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings' CEO and Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan's links with bookies.
"I have received no information from the ICC," he said after CNN-IBN accessed the transcripts of conversation between arrested Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh and Meiyappan, which led to this big revelation in the ongoing IPL scandal. He also told PTI that he had checked with other BCCI officials and no such warning had been received.
According to the transcripts of conversation, which are with CNN-IBN, Meiyappan told Vindoo that he suspected ICC could have warned BCCI about him, which puts a serious question mark over the credibility of the BCCI, as to why it didn't act even after the ICC had specifically warned them about Meiyappan.
The transcripts also reveal Meiyappan giving specific orders to Vindoo on the amounts of bets to be placed. Meiyappan's instructions were also about specific players in other IPL teams playing on a day. The conversation also revealed that Meiyappan was even instructing bets on specific runs in an over, which brings him under the spot-fixing scanner as well. ...more
07:46 PM, May 31, 2013
New Delhi: BCCI President N Srinivasan came down hard on the players arrested in the spot-fixing case, telling CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar that those found guilty should be sent to jail, while vehemently denying that the Indian Premier League was fixed. "Every punishment is little for them. If these players are found guilty they should not be allowed to play cricket any more .... They should be sent to jail. This...
02:46 PM, May 18, 2013