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New revelations bring CSK CEO under scanner
Before the arrest of actor Vindoo Dara Singh, it was understood that the IPL spot-fixing scandal was only limited to cricketers and bookies, but now it has spread far and wide including people from different walks of life.

The CEO of an IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings Gurunath Meiyappan's name was brought up by Vindoo during police interrogation. This has created another part of the story – are IPL franchises also involved? If this is the case, the owner of CSK, N. Srinivasan is also in deep trouble.

The involvement of Meiyappan in the case has brought a more serious picture of the ongoing cricket betting and spot-fixing scandal with the CSK having booked a seat in the finals. Have they reached the finals through an illegal manner?

When a team of Mumbai Police went to raid his residence in Chennai, the CEO was not present, which suggests that Meiyappan was aware of their raid. Later, Meiyappan asked for some time from Mumbai Police before appearing on Monday, but has been rejected by the police, hence needs to appear today by 5pm.

Come today evening, a can of worms might be opened, as there are chances that the CEO would come under severe police pressure to spill the big names, if any. If such things were happening within the franchise, the owner would come to know about it and especially if the owner and the CEO are relatives. This would bring the entire functioning of the Chennai Super Kings under the scanner.

History also does not support Srinivasan too well with his illegal way of getting his things done. Does one remember the 2009 IPL auction, where the CSK brought Andrew Flintoff? But, it was later stated that the then IPL boss Lalit Modi was arm twisted to make sure that Flintoff was sold to Chennai Super Kings, which did indeed happen.

But, with everyone aware of how BCCI functions in an opaque manner, they would try to save the President of the BCCI, who also happens to be the owner of the CSK. Does anyone have the guts to arrest Srinivasan? There are very few men, who have had the guts to even point their fingers at the BCCI, even the Indian judicial law fails. So, the BCCI and the IPL governing body will keep Srinivasan under the wrap and make other people the scapegoats and punish them.

With such kind of strategies, the scandal will never reach the kingpins. Still, a huge threat looms large over the BCCI President, as to what kind of revelations would be made by Gurunath Meiyappan, when he would be investigated. The BCCI could go to various lengths to make sure that Srinivisan is kept away from such scandals, as it would bring not only CSK in question, but also the IPL and BCCI.

Vindoo placed bets on behalf of many other people with bookies and acted as a middleman, as there were a number of bookies, whom he knew. Gurunath and Vindoo were in touch with one another as well making a number of phone calls. The duo spoke more than 130 times in the last two months, reported India Today, which obviously makes one curious and various questions are raised now.

It also reported that the CEO placed a number of bets not only on CSK, but other teams as well. As per the Mumbai Police, the CEO has incurred great losses of around 1 crore rupees in the process. But, the police do not have any evidence, which suggests that there was any kind of connection between the CEO and Vindoo in terms of match fixing and spot-fixing.

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