BCCI chief N Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was on Saturday chargesheeted by the Mumbai Police in the IPL betting case for criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery, in a blow to him days ahead of the Cricket Board's AGM, where he intends to seek a year's extension.
Apart from Meiyappan, former team principal of IPL franchise Chennai Superkings, owned by Srinivasan's India Cements, actor and reality TV star Vindoo Dara Singh, and 20 others have been made accused in the case. Meiyappan was arrested on May 25 and granted bail on June 3 along with Vindoo. All accused have been charged only for betting and not spot-fixing the IPL matches.
Srinivasan sought to distance himself from his controversial son-in-law. "I have always maintained that if Gurunath is wrong, then the law will take its own course. You people must realise that I am not disqualified at all...," Srinivasan said in Chennai on Saturday.