Four Chennai Super Kings players involved in fixing: Lalit Modi

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May 14, 2015

CHENNAI: Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi has woken up the 'fixing' monster once again by saying that at least four Chennai Super Kings (CSK) players are part of the cash-rich league that is struggling to rid itself of corruption.

Timeline: IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal

May 14, 2015

CHENNAI: Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi has woken up the 'fixing' monster once again by saying that at least four Chennai Super Kings (CSK) players are part of the cash-rich league that is struggling to rid itself of corruption.

Timeline: IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal

Days before the league's eighth season ends on May 24, Modi's tweets have flared-up the controversial issue, wherein he said that if the Supreme Court were to reveal the names of players involved, four will emerge from the CSK – a franchise trying to distance itself from the conflict of issue interest related to it's 'former' owner N Srinivasan.

With reference to the Justice Mudgal Commitee report submitted to the Supreme Court, the suspended IPL chairman Modi tweeted a couple of days back: "So here is my BREAKING STORY – IF THE #HONORABLE #SUPREME #COURT WAS TO REVEAL THE NAMES OF PLAYERS INVOLVED IN FIXING – at least 4 are CSK"

Indian cricketers and bookies, some with faces covered, are marched to a court after being arrested for spot fixing in cricket, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 16, 2013. Police arrested Indian cricketers Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila over allegations of spot-fixing, involving performing in a pre-determined way at set times for the benefit of gamblers, during a domestic Twenty20 game.

Modi also stated that the likes of BCCI, Anurag Thakur and India Cements are trying to deceive the public in matters related to betting. "Again these jokers in @BCCI @ICC @IPL #indiacements @ianuragthakur trying 2 hoodwink us all in regard to #illegal betting quantum," the suspended commissioner tweeted.

Modi also claimed that "9,000-10,000 crore per game" was the money being bet on the cash-rich Twenty20 league.

"I have been saying for years – wake up media fellows it's more like 9000- 10,000 crores per game. Why do u think #monster is trying to stay #put on his #chair That's where he gets his #raw #material to fund his #buying of #votes, #politicians, #players," he further tweeted.

The CSK ownership, since the Supreme Court's order, has been transferred by India Cements to a wholly-owned subsidiary Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd. A decision to this effect was taken at a board meeting of the company.


Courtesy: IANS

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