Tamilnadu: In what had been the news, that has rocked the entire country, IPL betting racket has further opened up with the Tamilnadu CBCID, charge sheeted IPS office Sampath Kumar in connection with the IPL bettings. He was suspended for more than a year, being proved to accepting bribes from bookies before the latest outcome of his detention.
The chargesheet was filed before XI metropolitan magistrate, Saidapet on May 8. Apart from the IPS officer, three bookies have also been chargesheeted.
The IPL betting scandal was unearthed in 2013, which led to several arrest in Delhi, Mumbai and Tamilnadu. Tamil Nadu’s ‘Q’ Branch stumbled upon the betting ring in Chennai during a probe into a fake passport racket. The investigation was subsequently handed over to CB-CID as there were charges that some ‘Q’ Branch officials received money from the accused to do a cover-up. Investigating agencies interrogated many people including cricket players and Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of then BCCI president N Srinivasan, the Cricbuzz reports.
Former BCCI president, N Srinivasan has faced many allegations against the issue in this context at the law court. He was questioned by the supreme court of India, for owning an IPL team[chennai super kings] against the IPL governing rules which states that the Governing body cannot be a owner of an IPL team. He was with held by the Supreme Court from indulging in BCCI meetings and in 2014, former batsmen Sunil Gavaskar took over as the IPL interim chairman on the appointment of the Supreme Court of India. Apart from this, IPL was also been at the receiving end of several wide spread criticisms from the former players world wide.