N.Srinivasan , the BCCI President refused to quit saying he has done no wrong,even after his son-in-law Gurunath Meyappan was arrested for contacts with the bookies and his confession he bet on the IPL matches .
The last few days have been difficult for the BCCI and for me as the President. You will appreciate that these days have also been very difficult for me as a father and as father-in-law. However, I sit here as the President of the BCCI and put aside all personal feelings. I can assure you that I will not shirk from my duties.
However difficult it may be, the BCCI will act without fear and favour to investigate and, if the circumstances warrant, punish any player and match officials, team management or franchise that have breached BCCI or IPL regulation.
The BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit report on the allegation of spot-fixing by the Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan, Ajit Chandila and Amit Singh will be issued on time. The BCCI will continue to offer assistance to the police and if the inquries bring any suspicion on any other players.
With regard to Mr Gurunath M, the legal process has already started and he’s facing police investigation. The BCCI has already taken the decision to provisionally suspend him from all activities in cricket and particularly from all involvement within CSK franchise.
The disciplinary procedure under the operational rules shall be initiated and the commission including at least one member who is entirely independent to the BCCI will be formed to adjudicate whether Mr Gurunath is in breach of rules that require all persons subject to the operational rules not to act in any way which would have an adverse effect on the image or the reputation of the BCCI or the IPL which would otherwise bring the entity into disrepute.
The management of the other franchise, the Rajasthan Royals, will also be subject to same procedure. I am not part of this commission and I will not play any role in its appointment, deliberations or decision.
If anyone is found in breach or liable under the operational rules … the operation rules provide a number of potential sanctions ranging from fine to suspensions and in the extreme the termination of the franchise.
There has been a lot of media comment on Clause 11.3 of the franchise agreement and whether Mr Gurunath is an owner of the franchise. It is for this commission to look into this.”
If Gurunath is not connected to IPL, BCCI, why is he suspended by the BCCI and from what?
In a release issued on Sunday morning, the Indian board said: “The BCCI has taken note of the detention by Mumbai Police of Gurunath Meiyappan, who is a member of the team management of Chennai Super Kings. As an accredited team official, Mr Meiyappan is subject to the provisions of the IPL operational rules and the BCCI anti-corruption code for participants. Pending further investigations and any subsequent hearing by the BCCI disciplinary committee or the IPL code of behaviour committee, Mr Meiyappan has been suspended by the BCCI.”
IPL Fair Play Awards.
IPL site removed the name of Chennai Super Kings from the Fair Play Award List in its site yesterday.
Yet CSK was awarded the IPL fair Play Award yesterday, after CSK lost its Final Match to Mumbai Indians!
CSK’s Loss in the Finals:
“It will look ridiculous if CSK wins’and the Trophy is presented to Srinivasan by the BCCI Charman Rajiv Shukla.
So, lose the match convincingly to enable the golden goose alive”
Was thet the instruction to CSK?
Looks so, considering the way Dhoni sent in Bravo instead of him coming in at the crease when wickets were falling, the ridiculous, almost voluntary gifting away of wickets by the CSK.
Srinivasan seems to be emerging as the Sonia Gandhi of BCCI!
- Spot Fixing CSK To Lose IPL Franchise (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
- IPL website removes Fair Play Award table with CSK, RR leading (ibnlive.in.com)