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Report contradicts MSD’s stand on Gurunath

Report contradicts MSD’s stand on Gurunath
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Indian skipper MS Dhoni’s (in pic) stand that Gurunath Meiyappan was a ‘mere cricket enthusiast’ supporting Chennai Super Kings has been contradicted by the justice Mudgal IPL probe committee report.

The report, which was partly made public on Monday, has said that investigations have confirmed that Meiyappan was a team official of a franchisee (Chennai Super Kings). Dhoni, who had appeared before the committee, had maintained that Meiyappan, BCCI President-in-exile N Srinivasan’s son-in-law, was not an official of CSK. In its first report submitted to the Supreme Court, the Mudgal committee had stated ‘representatives of India Cements, who appeared before the committee, contended that Meiyappan had no share holding in India Cements and hence cannot be considered as an owner of CSK.

‘Further, M S Dhoni, N Srinivasan and officials of India Cements took the stand that Meiyappan had nothing to do with the cricketing affairs of Chennai Super Kings and was a mere cricket enthusiast supporting CSK,’ the report stated. The committee said Meiyappan was ‘frequently meeting Individual 2 in his hotel room. This strengthens the conclusion of the committee that Individual 1 (Meiyappan) was in close touch with Individual 2.’

‘Thus the committee is of the view that due to the scientific evidence of voice-matching and testimony of the security personnel, the findings about betting activities of Individual 1 and that he was a team official stand confirmed,’ the committee said.
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