The report quotes phone transcripts between Gurunath Meiyappan and Vindoo Dara Singh. The two can be heard discussing bets on the match between CSK and RR on May 12, 2013…
Meiyappan tells Vindoo that CSK will score around 140 runs. Later, CSK scored 141 runs in the match.
‘During the match, Gurunath placed bets of Rs.1.4 crore against CSK and confidently told Vindoo that Royals will win. In a conversation at 21:09 on May 12, 2013, stating that he has already placed bets of Rs. 20 lakh, Gurunath asks Vindoo to place Rs. 30 lakh more on Rajasthan. He says, “RR is winning pakka”,’ the Mail Today report quoted.
Meiyappan and Aggarwal were approached by a man from RAJASTHAN at Radisson Blu Hotel, Egmor. The report published in Mail Today reveals that Meiyappan informed Kitty that a discussion is going in regarding fixing the match between CSK and RR, scheduled to take place on May 12, 2013.
A second meeting took place on April 27, 2013 and Vikram Aggarwal informed Kitty that a deal was WORKED OUT.
‘Later after dinner party Meiyappan has informed that Chennai Super Kings MS Dhoni has agreed to play as per plan and his team will score 140 runs and this was communicated to somebody ( Sanjay) in Jaipur over phone by Vikram Agarwal when Kitty was nearby,’ the Mail Today report quoted.
In a separate conversation between Aggarwal and Vindoo- ‘Vikram Agarwal told him [ Kitty] that there was negotiation for match- fixing between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings and Meiyappan has to communicate to Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni and few others for finalisation,’ the report submitted with Mudgal Committee was quoted by Mail Today.
Now Srinivasan is slated to take over as ICC Chief,it is an irony that his son-in-law Gurunathan Meiyappan has been found guilty of IPL Spst fixing and that he was a part of Chennai Super Kings and in fact was acting as the de facto Chief of Chennai Super Kings.
Read the Full Text of the Mudugal Committee .
‘Thus, in conclusion the Committee finds that
Mr. Meiyappan is in violation of Sections
2.2.1 and 2.14 the IPL Operational Rules
for bringing the game in disrepute, Articles
2.2.1, 2.2.2, and 2.2.3 of the IPL Anti
Corruption Code for his acts of betting and
Articles 2.4.4 of the IPL Code of Conduct
for Players and Team Officials, for bring
disrepute to the game of cricket. The said
illegal acts further stand accentuated in light
of his position/role in CSK.
1.His Contract with BCCI is for the ‘Exclusivity’, for his non-appearance in other Channels.
He says he was being paid by the BCCI from the Age of 12, when he started playing for Schools and the difference, he rues, is only the quantum of Money.
Mr.Gavaskar, nobody denied that you have been on contract with BCCI, nor your remuneration.
The issue, in case you chose to forget, I can not believe this for Gavaskar is highly cerebral and loquacious, is precisely that!
That of Conflict of interest.
When you work for someone, you seem to be working from the age of 12 for The BCCI, you can not take another assignment which is in conflict with what you are engaged in.That’s what exactly you have been doing scrupulously.
It is natural for you not to talk about the on-goings in IPL or BCCI.
That’s what is meant by your ‘Silence’, not anything else.
“There are reasons given about why I am ‘silent’, and the main reason is that my ‘silence’ has been bought by the TV contract that the BCCI has with me. Firstly, now that the BCCI has its own production house, it is well within its rights to contract those who they want to, just like other sports channels have contracted some other players to do commentary for them.
The reason why such contracts are done is to obtain exclusivity from the contracted entity so that he/ she does not appear on a rival channel and that is why good money is paid to the former players. That is also why I have not appeared on another TV channel excepting the news channel that has a contract with me.
If all those who are reporting on the episodes for their papers or TV channels cannot write for a rival paper or appear on another TV channel, then how can I appear on a news channel other than the one I’m contracted to? And since I don’t appear on the other channels, does it mean I am being silent?
Just like every player, I have been directly or indirectly contracted to BCCI since the age of 12, when I first played for Mumbai schools. I was then given one rupee per day if I remember correctly by the Mumbai Cricket Association. So throughout my playing career, I was under contract with the BCCI either directly or through its affiliate, the Mumbai Cricket Association. It is just that the quantum of the fees has changed from the 1 rupee that I first got when I played for Mumbai schools and that is thought as being the reason for my so called silence.
During the time that I played, I did speak up for the playing fraternity to ensure that their rights were looked after. I could have been dropped, but I did speak out for what I felt was right for my playing fraternity, and, believe me, playing for India was more important than any monetary inducement and yet I did not shy away from speaking my mind.”
When and what was the issue you spoke about that could have forced the BCCI drop you?
Exactly what happened between you and Bishen Singh Bedi, you and Kapil Dev are known to people who follow not only your game but your Game!
2.”It’s up to Srini
So whether Mr Srinivasan should stay or step aside while the probe committee does its job is a moral issue, and it is for him to take a call on that. That has been my stand, and since it is not one that resonates with most TV channels and the print media, I am accused of being silent.
It is for the BCCI and Mr Srinivasan to take a call on the issue facing Indian cricket today because it is a moral issue. It is not for me to advise them what to do as everybody else seems to be doing, and if that is taken as being bought then good luck to democracy in our country.’
By the same token, let the batsmen or bowler do what they do.
Why do you comment?
Because it is your job as a commentator.
Similarly is it not your responsibility as a Legendary Batsman of India, who is regarded as an Icon by Cricketers and people of this Country, to speak out against Corruption and Moral turpitude?
What exactly did you do in Lalith Modi’s case?
“The police agencies are doing their job so the criminality or otherwise will be established by them. As for the morality part, it is a free world and to each his own. What maybe immoral to one may not be immoral to another, and as long as it is within the framework of the laws that govern our country, nobody should be forced to say or do anything against their will is what I believe in.’
Yes, it is a Free country, every one has their opinions,
But the point is people show themselves when a Moral issue is involved.
In an interview to NDTV’s Barkha Dutt, actor Preity Zinta says there are no benami holdings or proxy owners in her IPL team, Kings XI. She also says that IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi should be given a fair trial (he stands accused of financial crimes) and asserts “of course IPL will survive this.”
Here’s the full transcript of the interview:
NDTV: For the past ten days the headlines of this country has been dominated by what has been called as the IPL gate, but now many people are asking how this thing is going to end. Is this is all about cleaning up the governance of cricket? Is that what’s going to happen or is political shadow boxing of a kind overtaking the entire controversy? What about the morale of the owners, where do they stand? And what will happen to Lalit Modi and the game of cricket and brand of IPL? Joining us now in her first interview since this controversy erupted is co-owner of Kings XI Punjab and well known actor and an entrepreneur Preity Zinta. Preity, It must be terribly disturbing for people like yourselves to watch what’s happening to a brand that was once the most glamorous coveted brand in this country…
Two Bookies hold stakes in Sri Lanka Premier League.
29 May 2013 01:00,
Mumbai, May 29, 2013 | UPDATED 12:38 IST There could be a angle to the Indian Premier League (IPL) , Mumbai Police sources indicated on Wednesday. According to crime branch sources, arrested actor Vindu Dara Singh has told the investigators that two bookies, named Sanjay and Pawan, were the “benami” owners of one of the franchises in the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL), a Twenty-20 tournament modelled on the lines of the IPL. Talking to Headlines Today over phone, former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga said the government must act to clear the suspicion involving the SLPL. He said he had forewarned about corruption when the SLPL was in the planning stage.