IPL spot-fixing: T20's most dramatic day

May 26, 2013, 03:38 IST | A Correspondent

A run-down on what happened during one of the most dramatic Saturdays in the history of the Indian Premier League

>> BCCI president N Srinivasan arrives in Mumbai to attend to his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan’s case in court.

N Srinivasan

>> Srinivasan tells media persons that he is not quitting as chief and won’t be rail-rolled by the media and his critics.

>> A little later, Srinivasan tells NDTV: “A few people may want me out but I am too straight, I follow the rules and I do not give in
to pressure.”

>> In London, former IPL chief Lalit Modi regrets the day he allowed Srinivasan to own a team and admits he created a monster.

>> Former BCCI president IS Bindra breaks his silence from Chandigarh: “His (Srinivasan) statement in Mumbai is shocking. It shows that he has not learnt anything from this episode. He continues to remain defiant as if nothing has happened. Under the circumstances, I cannot remain silent anymore.”

>> Gurunath Meiyappan reportedly admits to betting during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.

Gurunath Meiyappan

>> Law Minister Kapil Sibal admits that there are no laws at the moment to fix match fixers.

>> Sports Minister Jitendra Singh reveals all states have agreed to a law to tackle betting and match-fixing in India.

>> According to sources, Vindu Dara Singh told Mumbai Police that he bet on matches on the behalf of Meiyappan.

>> Court ruled that Meiyappan will remain in police custody till May 29.

>> Reports say Meiyappan lost Rs 1 crore on the Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders game at Eden Gardens which Mumbai won.

>> Mohammad Ahya alias Yusuf, a Bollywood spot boy gets arrested by Delhi police. He was reportedly in touch with several cricketers apart from the three arrested Rajasthan Royals players.

>> News emerges that Rahul Dravid hints at Indian Premier League retirement. “I am 41 and 12 months are a long way ahead,” was Dravid’s reply to a media query on whether he will play the next season of the IPL.

>> Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said BCCI chief N. Srinivasan should quit following the arrest of his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan in the IPL spot fixing scandal.

>> World Cupper-turned-politician Kirti Azad says, “I don’t know resignation or no resignation. How many resignations you will take? I had raised this issue of accountability and responsibility even last year but people laughed at me. I am happy that I stand vindicated.”

>> According to reports, key members of Srinivasan’s Tamil Nadu Cricket Association call other BCCI unit chiefs to check whether they would support the BCCI president.

>> Srinivasan’s India Cements continue to face ridicule after disowning Meiyappan when he was very much part of the team.

>> Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni doesn’t turn up at the pre-final media conference. Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians captain too stays away from the media.

>> Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming says his players are distressed ahead of Sunday’s final against Mumbai Indians.

>> A friend of Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf reveals that Rauf wasn’t happy with the ICC’s decision to pull him out of the Champions Trophy without giving him a chance to clear his name in the spot fixing scandal.

Asad Rauf

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