Sunday 26 May 2013 

IPL 2013 Spot-Fixing: BCCI Suspends Meiyappan

IPL 2013 Spot-Fixing: BCCI Suspends Meiyappan
IPL 2013 Spot-Fixing: BCCI Suspends Meiyappan
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended Gurunath Maiyappan after the Chennai Super Kings official was detained by Mumbai Police.

His was the latest in a string of arrests and investigations into spot-fixing and his suspension by the BCCI was announced on the same day that the Super Kings took on Mumbai Indians in the 2013 Indian Premier League final.

"The BCCI has taken note of the detention by the Mumbai police of Gurunath Meiyappan, who is a member of the team management of Chennai Super Kings," a statement confirmed.

"As an accredited team official, Mr Meiyappan is subject to the provisions of the IPL Operational Rules and the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code for Participants. 

"Pending further investigations and any subsequent hearing by the BCCI Disciplinary Committee or the IPL Code of Behaviour Committee, Mr Meiyappan has been suspended by the BCCI  from any involvement in the sport of cricket and in particular from any involvement with the Chennai Super Kings team.

"BCCI officials met with officers from the Mumbai police on the evening of 23 May, and will continue to offer all assistance to the police and regulatory authorities."

Three Rajasthan Royals players, one former player and several bookmakers have also been arrested following countrywide investigations and the International Cricket Council withdrew Asad Rauf from umpiring at the Champions Trophy after he was reportedly under police investigation.

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