Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan yesterday denied that BCCI were given any warning about his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings official Gurunath Meiyappan, who is now in police custody on charges of betting.
“I have no information on the ICC warning about Gurunath Meiyappan,” Srinivasan told NDTV. “I have checked with BCCI officials, we have never received any warning,” Srinivasan was later quoted as saying by PTI.
Srinivasan’s response came after Mumbai police claimed to have learnt that Meiyappan was reportedly warned by the ICC to stay clear of bookies before the start of IPL-6.
The information was revealed by Meiyappan during his custodial interrogation last week, police sources said. Sources said an Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) official had reportedly advised Meiyappan “to keep off certain suspicious elements” before the IPL-6 season started, implying people like Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh Randhawa.
“Be careful. I have already been warned of this,” Meiyappan is stated to have alerted Vindoo, who corroborated it in his statement. Meanwhile, a Mumbai court granted police additional remand of Meiyappan, Vindoo, bookie Prem Taneja and hawala operator Alpesh Patel till June 3.