Lalit Modi's lawyer lodges FIR against Srinivasan and Meiyappan
Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi's lawyer Mehmood Abdi yesterday lodged an FIR against BCCI president N Srinivasan and his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan at the Jyotinagar police station in Jaipur, charging them of fixing an IPL VI match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on May 12.
A media release issued on behalf of Abdi yesterday said, “Abdi, president Sri Ganganagar District Cricket Association (Rajasthan) filed a complaint in the court of appropriate jurisdiction in Jaipur on 26th October and on 28th October the learned court of the additional Chief judicial magistrate-8 issued directions to Jaipur police to investigate into the allegations,” the release said.
“In his complaint Mehmood Abdi inter alia alleged that Mr Srinivasan and Mr Meiyappan had used their substantial influence to ensure that CSK underperform, in order for the accused to gain financial benefits through illegal match-related betting activities. It is alleged that several individuals’ integrity was compromised due to them being under the employment of India Cements, which provided the accused with the necessary wherewithal to influence on-field proceedings in that particular match.
Furthermore, it is also alleged that pre-match rumours suggested that CSK would deliberately underperform and score around 130 to 140 runs to ensure a Rajasthan Royals victory. CSK scored 141 and RR easily chased down the target in 17 overs,” the release added.