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Former Cricketer Mike Hussey Claims Gurunath Meiyappan Ran IPL Chennai Super Kings

Former Australian cricketer Mike Hussey said that Gurunath Meiyappan ran Indian Premier League side Chennai Super Kings in "comments that could add fuel to a spot-fixing scandal," according to the AFP. Meiyappan, the son-in-law of Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan, "has been charged by Mumbai police with forgery, cheating, criminal conspiracy, breach of contract and handing critical team information to alleged bookmakers." Srinivasan, however, "under fire for a family member’s alleged involvement in the scandal," has maintained that Meiyappan was only a "cricket enthusiast." Hussey, who has been "part of the Chennai Super Kings franchise" since the Twenty20 competition’s first edition in '08, asserted in his "new autobiography Underneath the Southern Cross that Meiyappan was running the team" (AFP, 10/1).