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Srinivasan cleared of IPL corruption

  • Published at 09:12 pm November 17th, 2014

International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan has been cleared in a report submitted to India’s top court by a committee probing allegations of corruption in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 competition.

The Supreme Court had relieved Srinivasan of his duties as the country’s cricket board president to ensure a fair investigation into the controversy, in which his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was indicted for illegal betting on the 2013 IPL.

The report said Srinivasan, who took over as ICC chairman in July, was not guilty of betting and fixing nor of having tried to prevent the investigation.

Meiyappan, an official of the Chennai Super Kings IPL franchise, was arrested in May last year by Mumbai Police probing illegal betting on the lucrative tournament but he was released on bail after two weeks. Legal sports betting in India is confined to horse racing.