Gurunath sent to police custody
Gurunath Meiyappan has been remanded to police custody till May 29th in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scam. The police said that they had recovered four mobiles from Meiyappan which they needed to investigate to ascertain his role in the spot-fixing scam. [LINK]
Srinivasan: Will not resign
"BCCI will strictly abide by all its rules. The law will follow its own course. I have done no wrong. I have no intention to resign, and will not be bulldozed or railroaded into doing so," Srinivasan said after arriving in Mumbai [LINK]
Sibal: Law against unfair practices in sport soon
Law Minister Kapil Sibal has said that the Union Government has the power to deal with dishonest practices in sport. He added that a legislation is being planned to deal with corrupt practices, not only in cricket, but in other sports as well. Sibal refused to comment on the spot-fixing issue. [LINK]
Mohammad Ahya alias Yusuf, a Bollywood spot-boy arrested in the connection of the spot-fixing scandal, was in touch with several cricketers apart from the three arrested Rajasthan Royals players, Delhi Police said on Saturday. During the interrogation, Ahya claimed that knew many Indian as well as foreign players and contacted them for spot-fixing, said an officer who did not want to be named. [LINK]
Ahya, 45, was arrested at the Hyderabad airport Friday morning while trying to flee to Dubai, police said.
Meiyappan placed huge bets
TV reports indicate that Meiyappan leaked team strategy to bookies, and was speaking to Vindoo when a match was on. Mumbai Police are looking to investigate his involvement in both betting and spot-fixing. Police claim he placed bets through bookies Jupiter and Vindoo.
Gurunath Meiyappan produced in court
Reports emerging that senior lawyer Ishwar Nankani will appear for Gurunath Meiyappan. BCCI President N.Srinivasan arrives in Mumbai. Police to present evidence, including phone records that indicate that Gurunath Meiyappan and Vindoo Dara Singh were in touch.
Chennai to play IPL final
The Chennai Super Kings will play the Mumbai Indians in the IPL final on May 26 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. According to a CNN-IBN report, they will not be suspended for the moment. N.Srinivasan's fate will also be decided only after the final. Srinivasan is on his way to Mumbai from Madurai.
Need to bring transparency: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh
"As sports is a state subject, the states have to initiate a debate on how to enact laws to stop betting and fixing in sports" [LINK]
Srinivasan refuses to quit
Speaking to CNN IBN, BCCI President N Srinivasan has said that he will not resign, despite his son-in-law’s Gurunath Meiyappan's arrest for his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal. If reports are to be believed, BCCI top brass want vice-president Arun Jaitley to be made the interim president of the BCCI. Shashank Manohar's name is also doing the rounds.
We have sufficient evidence: Mumbai Police
Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Himanshu Roy said that Gurunath Meiyappan, who was arrested around midnight, would be produced before a court on Saturday afternoon. [LINK]
Vindoo Dara Singh and Meiyappan brought face-to-face
The Mumbai Police will bring Vindoo Dara Singh and Gurunath Meiyappan will be brought face-to-face, and their taped conversations will be used as leads in the case. Meiyappan will also be produced in court today. Will be charged for cheating, fraud and forgery. He was taken for a medical check-up to the GT Hospital at 03:00 AM, and brought back to the crime branch.
Dravid: Get to the bottom of the mess
"I believe truth sets you free. I sincerely hope that we get to the bottom of this mess and reveal whatever the truth is, no matter how painful it is" [LINK]
Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf leaves India
Asad Rauf, the Pakistani umpire whose name has cropped up in the current T20 league spot fixing scandal, has left the country in a hurry. Rauf, who was officiating in the current T20 league season, was dropped by the ICC from the Champions Trophy after allegations of match fixing cropped up against him. [LINK]
FICCI: Make betting legal
"India is continuing to lose billions of dollars in taxable revenue through black marketing operations in sports betting... The way forward to contain this menace is to legalise and regulate it" [LINK]
Modi: Terminate Chennai Super Kings from the IPL
Former IPL Commisioner Lalit Modi feels that the Chennai Super Kings' contract should be scrapped, after the arrest of its team principal Gurunath Meiyappan. Speaking to TV channels, Modi wants a new auction to be held for the franchise. [LINK]
Veil of secrecy at CSK's hotel
In Kolkata, cops strategically placed in a SUV in front of the reception lounge were briefed to swoop down on any 'outsider' and ask what business they had. [LINK]
Bollywood spot-boy arrested for spot-fixing
Asad Rauf in trouble
The lowdown on Gurunath Meiyappan
Vindoo spills the beans on Bollywood
Sreesanth's betting company and CSK-Vindoo link
Cops to grill Sreesanth for five more days
Cash, laptop recovered from Sreesanth's room
Sreesanth and Chavan admit to wrongdoing
Delhi police nails Sreesanth, Chandila, Chavan