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IPL Spot-Fixing: SC gives Clean Chit to Srinivasan, finds Meiyappan and Kundra Guilty of Betting

New Delhi, Jan 22: In a big jolt to the BCCI chief N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court barred him from contesting the cricket board elections as he was found guilty of conflict of interest while giving him clean chit in the IPL spot-fixing case.

The apex court found his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and businessman Raj Kundra guilty of betting. However, Srinivasan was spared on the allegations of cover-up as the charges against him in the spot-fixing and betting were not proved.

While reading out a 130-page verdict in the IPL spot-fixing and betting case based on the probe report submitted by the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee, the court said that Meiyappan was an official of the Chennai Super King (CSK) and he placed bets on the IPL matches.

Raj Kundra, the co-owner of the Rajasthan Royals, was also found guilty of betting.

The court made it clear that being an official of the cricket board and owning the CSK, Srinivasan could not contest the BCCI poll till he holds the two. As per the court order, the BCCI elections may be held in 6 months, but neither Srinivasan nor anyone having conflict of interest are not eligible to take part in the election.

The court constituted a new panel comprising of 3 judges that will decide quantum of punishment on Raj Kundra and Meiyaapan.


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