Hussey spills the beans on Meiyappan

In his new book, the CSK opener says the tainted administrator 'ran the team'.

Chennai Super Kings batsman Michael Hussey has come out in the open, saying that Gurunath Meiyappan ran the franchise, saying that N.Srinivasan ceded control of the team to his son-in-law.

"As he was also on the board of the BCCI, he gave control of the team to his son-in-law Mr Gurunath. He ran the team along with Kepler Wessels, who was coach", Hussey is quoted as saying in his book Underneath The Southern Cross, in a report published by ESPNcricinfo.

The Chennai Super Kings distanced themselves from Meiyappan right after reports emerged that he was betting on his own team, with the help of Vindoo Dara Singh.

Srinivasan himself denied Meiyappan had served the team in an official capacity, describing him as an "enthusiast".

But photographs of Meiyappan at the player auctions, his Twitter account describing himself as the Chennai Super Kings team principal, and his IPL accreditation gave him away.

A panel consisting of two retired High Court judges had cleared the Chennai Super Kings of any wrongdoing. The Cricket Association of Bihar went to court, and obtained a stay order against the decision, asking the court to prevent Srinivasan's return on the grounds that his son-in-law is involved in the betting scandal. In turn, the  Supreme Court barred Srinivasan from taking charge as BCCI president till it arrives at a decision in the case.

"The fact that so many things are coming out of the IPL and BCCI, something is seriously wrong with the apex body controlling cricket," the court said during Monday's hearing.

"Why has the BCCI lost its credibility? The only thing to be seen is how Srinivasan being the president will affect the IPL probe."

Also See: The IPL Spot-fixing Timeline

May 16, 2013: Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila arrested by Delhi Police for spot-fixing during IPL 2013. BCCI suspends trio, as reports emerge that a bookie ... more 
May 16, 2013: Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila arrested by Delhi Police for spot-fixing during IPL 2013. BCCI suspends trio, as reports emerge that a bookie arrested for his involvement is former Royals bowler Amit Singh. less 
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