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Indian Premier League: Chennai Super Kings on dicey pitch after probe

On May 16, 2013: Former India pace bowler S Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan arrested by Delhi police on the charges of spot fixing in the IPL.

May 21: Mumbai Crime Branch arrests Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal.

May 22: Vindoo confesses before Mumbai police probing the IPL betting scandal and reveals that he was in “frequent touch” with Gurunath Meiyappan, CEO of Chennai Super Kings.

May 23: Mumbai Police reach Chennai to question BCCI president N Srinivasan’s son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings CEO Meiyappan.

May 24: Meiyappan arrives in Mumbai to face the investigation. After nearly three hours of questioning, he is arrested by Mumbai Police for his alleged involvement in the IPL betting scandal.

May 25: India Cements issues statement that Meiyappan is not the owner or team principal of CSK

May 26: BCCI suspends Meiyappan pending inquiry, announces three-member commission to investigate him.

June 21: The Cricket Association of Bihar files a PIL in the Bombay High Court against the constitution of the probe panel by then BCCI chief N Srinivasan, alleging it was a cover-up ‘exercise’.

June 28: The probe panel finds no evidence against BCCI President-in-exile N Srinivasan’s team Chennai Super Kings.

June 30: The Bombay High Court says that the BCCI’s two-member committee that cleared the owners of the Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings IPL franchises was constituted illegally.

— K.R.N.