Gurunath Meiyappan’s Voice Sample Confirmed in IPL Spot-Fixing Case
MUMBAI: Gurunath Meiyappan’s voice sample has been confirmed in a tapped conversation, sources have revealed to a TV Channel. Meiyappan, son-in-law of suspended BCCI chief N . Srinivasan was chargesheeted by the Mumbai police and even spent time in jail last year but had refused to depose before the Justice Mukul Mudgal-led probe committee saying the case was sub-judice. Meiyappan was a team owner of Chennai Super Kings.
Central Forensice Science Laboratory confirmed that the voices of Meiyappan, Vindu Darasingh and other arrested accused in the IPL spot-fixing case are the same as those intercepted voices of the arrested accused. The Mudgal panel is expected to submit its final probe report to the Supreme Court on October 30. The next hearing of the case has been scheduled on November 10.
A report on a whorl of malpractices, including spot-fixing and betting, was submitted on February 10 to the Supreme Court by the Mudgal committee. Mudgal was appointed to investigate the scandal after an internal probe ordered by the BCCI cleared Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra of corruption charges.
Justice Mudgal’s report said allegations of betting against Meiyappan stand proven. Meiyappan was accused of passing information to bookies and placing bets on IPL matches. Meiyappan was a team principal of two-time IPL champions CSK, which is owned by Srinivasan, a man who has headed the BCCI since 2011. Srinivasan, now the chairman of ICC, has been stood down by the Supreme Court till IPL corruption investigations are over.