CSK CEO Gurunath Meiyappan Arrested

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Even as the stage is set for the grand finale of the IPL 6, Chennai Super Kings CEO Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch after a three-hour long grilling at their office. Meiyappan, who came to Mumbai via a chartered plane, was taken to the Crime Branch office and questioned there.

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Meiyappan, who is said to be close to actor Vindoo Dara Singh, reportedly did not cooperate in the questioning, leading to his arrest. He was allegedly involved in betting and spot-fixing. He is the son-in-law of BCCI President N Srinivasan and owns stakes in the latter’s company India Cements. Gurunath will be produced in the court today.

There is a mounting pressure on Srinivasan to step down following Meiyappan’s arrest. Amidst reports of three CSK players’ involvement in the spot-fixing scandal, there is a pressure on the BCCI to sack Chennai Super Kings from the IPL even though the team is gearing up to play the final on Sunday.

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