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Full coverage of the IPL spot-fixing allegations

Full coverage of the IPL spot-fixing allegations which involve three Rajasthan Royals players

ESPNcricinfo staff
17-May-2013
The IPL is no stranger to controversy, but on May 16 it met arguably its biggest crisis when Delhi Police arrested three Rajasthan Royals players - Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan - soon after their match in Mumbai for spot-fixing. Eleven bookies were also arrested at that time, including one - Amit Singh - who was a former Royals player. Royals later suspended their players and the BCCI set up an inquiry, headed by its ACSU chief Ravi Sawani, into the allegations. The board also announced enhanced anti-corruption measures, including two more security personnel with each team. The arrests kicked off a nation-wide search and arrest of bookmakers - betting is illegal in India. One of those picked up in Mumbai was a small-time actor, Virender "Vindoo" Dara Singh, arrested on charges of links with bookmakers. His testimony led the police to arrest, on May 24, Gurunath Meiyappan, a top official of Chennai Super Kings and son-in-law of BCCI president N Srinivasan. Delhi Police eventually chargesheeted the players, among 39 persons, under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, while the BCCI handed out life bans to Sreesanth and Chavan after Sawani's probe found them guilty of fixing.

2015

August 3
News - CAB wants sealed envelope handed to Lodha panel
July 26
News - What the trial court said about the charges against Chandila
News - What the trial court order says about Chavan
News - What the trial court said about the charges against Sreesanth
Video - 'Charging cricketers under MCOCA seems far-fetched' - Parthasarathy
July 25
News - Court drops charges against Sreesanth, Chavan and Chandila
News - 'I will make sure I am fully fit and bowl those outswingers'
July 24
News - BCCI officials asked to promise no conflict of interest
July 21
News - Lodha committee seeks five months to complete report
July 20
News - BCCI forms working group to study Lodha verdict
July 18
News - BCCI meeting to discuss franchise situation after Lodha verdict
July 17
Features - Sponsors cautious as BCCI looks to restore faith in IPL
News - IPL verdict 'disappointing for players' - Dravid
News - Coach Fleming in 'limbo', but says CSK players will be fine
July 16
News - CSK, RR likely to stay put until BCCI meeting
News - BCCI can terminate franchises - Lodha
Features - Terminating CSK and RR is BCCI's only viable option
July 15
Features - One down, more to follow
Features - Where could the IPL go from here?
Arun Venugopal - Super Kings owners look headed for appeal
July 14
News - CSK, RR owners suspended for two years
News - Excerpts from the Lodha panel's verdict
News - The arguments that didn't work for Gurunath
News - The arguments that didn't work for Kundra
News - The arguments that didn't work for owners of CSK, RR
Features - Franchises hunker down as brand value takes a hit
News - BCCI mulls fresh franchise bids to maintain eight-team IPL
July 13
News - All you need to know ahead of the Lodha panel verdict
July 11
News - Lodha panel to announce punishment for Kundra, Meiyappan
June 29
News - Trial court adjourns spot-fixing hearing
April 13
News - Board panel has 82 questions for BCCI bosses
February 27
News - Srinivasan won't contest BCCI election
February 23
News - Supreme Court 'not happy' with Srinivasan chairing working committee meet
February 20
News - Kundra set for Rajasthan Royals exit
February 13
News - Verma questions Srinivasan chairing BCCI meet
February 12
News - India Cements shareholders to get CSK shares
February 4
Couch Talk - 'The BCCI needed to come under pressure from the judiciary'
January 28
Mukul Kesavan - The emirate of Indian cricket and its subjects
January 25
News - 'My name keeps popping up' - Dhoni
January 24
News - IPL governing council meet on February 3
January 23
Bal: An order for an overhaul
News - BCCI has lost privilege cover, say lawyers
News - BCCI members look to BJP for next step
January 22
News - N Srinivasan's election in jeopardy
News - Full text of the court order
News - The Supreme Court judgment explainer
Video - 'BCCI may not mess with court again'
Video - 'BCCI won't be treated as a private body anymore'
News - Court strikes down controversial BCCI clause
News - New panel to take call on Kundra, Meiyappan
News - Srinivasan faces time squeeze
News - IPL 8 on track but franchises remain edgy
January 21
Quotes - A selection of quotes from the IPL case

2014

December 17
News - BCCI cites Ganguly, Gavaskar, Shastri related to clause change
December 15
News - Supreme Court to hear BCCI clause amendments
December 10
News - BCCI elections postponed until January 2015
Video - Ugra: Srinivasan defence all about holding on to BCCI post
December 9
News - Court gives Srinivasan option between BCCI, CSK
December 8
News - No let up for BCCI in Supreme Court
December 1
News - Srinivasan contests 'conflict of interest' allegations
November 27
News - Why can't CSK be disqualified, asks Supreme Court
Video - Bal: Moment of truth for the BCCI
November 25
News - Staggered judgements on IPL case, says court
November 24
News - Supreme Court brings in CSK conflict angle
Video - 'Everything stems from conflict of interest'
News - Supreme Court sticks to its stand on not naming players
November 21
News - No reason for me to stay away, says Srinivasan
Video - Srinivasan on a strong wicket for now - sports law expert
News - Why should we pay for Gurunath's mistakes, asks CSK
News - Kundra ready to give up Royals stake till he is cleared
November 18
News - BCCI backs Srinivasan and Sundar Raman
Video - 'He's one of our own, let's protect him'
News - BCCI moves to stop leaks to Aditya Verma
November 17
News - Srinivasan ignored player's code of conduct violation, says Mudgal report
News - Investigations into Kundra 'stopped abruptly'
News - BCCI could seek explanation from Sundar Raman
Profile - Who is Sundar Raman?
Video - Ugra: Srinivasan not in the clear yet
November 15
News - Mudgal committee clears three players named in Court
News - BCCI calls meeting to decide on AGM and election
News - 'I have nothing to worry,' says Srinivasan
November 14
News - Srinivasan named in Mudgal report
News - Former BCCI chief Manohar lashes out at Srinivasan
Video - 'Safe to infer certain level of impropriety involved'
News - The implications of the Supreme Court order
November 3
News - Mudgal panel submits final report in IPL corruption case
September 6
News - Verma looks to stop deferment of BCCI AGM
September 4
News - Fate of BCCI AGM likely to be known on September 7
September 1
News - Mudgal Committee gets two-month extension for final report
Video - Court unsympathetic to BCCI's AGM problems
August 29
News - Mudgal panel submits interim report
June 12
News - SC declines injunction against Srinivasan
Video - 'Supreme Court does not have authority over ICC'
June 8
News - Sourav Ganguly to join Mudgal probe panel
May 21
News - Srinivasan appeals exile from BCCI
May 16
News - Mudgal to head investigation of IPL 'sealed envelope'
Video - 'Empowered panel a blow to BCCI'
News - Full text of Supreme Court's order
May 15
News - SC to announce IPL probe panel on Friday
May 14
News - Verma seeks Gavaskar's clarification on Srinivasan
May 4
News - Verma questions ICC's silence on Srinivasan
April 29
Features - The man who took on Srini
News - BCCI seeks new IPL probe panel
Video - 'BCCI unwilling to play ball with Mudgal commission'
April 28
News - CAB to push for Srinivasan's exclusion from ICC
News - No sign of BCCI calling SGM on Srinivasan issue
Sharda Ugra - Indian cricket will not regulate itself until forced to
April 25
News - Srinivasan's ICC presence to be challenged
April 22
News - Supreme Court asks Mudgal to continue probe
News - BCCI to get access to tapes of key depositions
Video - Ugra: Mudgal makes BCCI uncomfortable
Video - Timeline of corruption saga
News - 'A blow to BCCI, could hurt autonomous status'
April 21
News - Manohar: 'BCCI reputation lowest in 80 years'
News - Pawar points out Shastri's conflict of interest
News - Conflict issues put BCCI panel in doubt
April 20
News - Shastri in proposed IPL probe panel
News - Srinivasan to be replaced on BCCI disciplinary committee
Video - Hattangadi: Shastri between a rock and a hard place
April 19
News - Srinivasan eligible to attend emergent meeting
April 18
News - 'BCCI lacks leaders to take on Srinivasan' - Manohar
News - Some BCCI members want independent probe panel
April 17
News - 'Integrity is non-negotiable' - Gavaskar
News - BCCI to meet before next court hearing
April 16
News - Court keeps Srinivasan out of BCCI
News - State associations want meeting before court hearing
Video - Ugra: Precedent set for BCCI to be questioned in public
April 15
News - Srinivasan appeals to court to allow BCCI comeback
April 11
News - CBI to set up special sports-fraud unit
April 9
News - BCCI seeks Dhoni's deposition before Mudgal committee
April 4
News - FICA objects to Srinivasan's role in ICC
April 1
Gaurav Kalra - It's the credibility, stupid
March 31
News - Four more India Cements employees withdrawn
March 30
Profile - Shivlal Yadav - Ambitious yet controversial
March 29
News - Srinivasan set to remain BCCI representative at ICC
News - Logistics manager first India Cements employee to be withdrawn
March 28
News - Gavaskar to head BCCI during IPL
News - Gavaskar's moment of truth
News - Dhoni's comments on Gurunath under spotlight
Video - Kesavan: IPL needs strict rules, like other franchise leagues
Video - 'Robust anti-fixing law need of the hour'
Mukul Kesavan - Indian cricket's conflict-of-interest problem
March 27
News - Supreme Court proposes big changes
News - Gavaskar open to interim BCCI chief role
News - 'All players should not suffer' - Justice Mudgal
News - BCCI points to IPL players' plight
March 26
News - Srinivasan exploring legal options
News - Suspend IPL pending clean-up - former BCCI chief
March 25
News - Supreme Court recommends that Srinivasan step down
News - Srinivasan may quit to keep control
Video - 'Court has come down with a sledgehammer'
March 21
News - BCCI, ICC to collaborate on IPL anti-corruption
March 18
News - Dhoni moves Madras High Court over fixing allegations
March 14
News - Cautious BCCI takes fresh guard on Sharjah
March 7
News - Supreme Court to hear IPL corruption case on March 25
March 5
News - Chandila given another week to reply in fixing case
February 25
Jayaditya Gupta - Why Dhoni needs to speak out
February 20
News - Tamil Nadu police officer seeks umbrella IPL probe
February 11
News - Mudgal Report not likely to hurt Srinivasan yet
February 10
News - Charges against Gurunath proved - IPL probe report
News - The rules Gurunath violated
Mudgal committee report - Full text
News - Many allegations of sporting fraud, says committee
News - Vet player agents properly - Mudgal report
Video - Do CSK have an escape route?
Features - Six astonishing lines from the Mudgal report
January 19
News - Mudgal committee meets Ganguly, Dalmiya

2013

December 19
News - IPL probe panel meets Srinivasan, Gurunath
November 8
News - IPL probe panel meets Sreesanth
November 2
News - IPL probe panel to meet Mumbai police
October 8
News - Supreme Court allows Srinivasan to take charge
Features - The man who made the BCCI answerable
September 22
News - Gurunath bet against CSK - police
News - Police claim Rauf received gifts, bet on games
Video - Bal: 'Institute a third-party investigation'
September 21
News - Gurunath Meiyappan named in betting chargesheet
Timeline - The Gurunath Meiyappan case
News - Rauf maintains innocence
September 15
News - Sreesanth's letter to the disciplinary committee
September 14
News- Sreesanth claims innocence and vows to make comeback
News - Sreesanth ban 'against principles of natural justice'
Audio - 'They let the big fish get away' - Sreesanth's lawyer
News - 'Won't be able to trust anyone' - Siddharth Trivedi
September 13
News - Sawani report finds four players guilty of match-fixing
News - Sreesanth, Chavan banned for life for IPL fixing
News - 'I'm happy the truth has come out' - Harmeet
Video - A welcome but flawed verdict
Reactions - 'Hail BCCI, for taking a positive decision'
September 12
News - Sreesanth, Chavan, three others summoned by BCCI
News - Supreme Court fails to hear BCCI-CAB case
September 10
News - BCCI-CAB case set for next hearing
September 9
News - Chandila granted bail by Delhi court
Video - Delhi court decision explained
September 3
News - Ruling on Chandila bail plea on September 5
August 30
News - Supreme Court issues notice to BCCI, Srinivasan, India Cements, Rajasthan Royals
August 28
News - BCCI's 'operation clean-up' yet to take off
News - Sawani submits IPL corruption report
News - Bihar's appeal a fresh legal hurdle for Srinivasan
August 27
News - Chandila says he's 'falsely implicated'
August 7
Nagraj Gollapudi - Supreme Court admits BCCI petition
Interview - Rahul Dravid opens up on fixing
August 5
Opinion - Does credibility matter to the BCCI?
News - Chandila 'shocked' by spot-fixing charges
August 2
News - Srinivasan to remain on BCCI sidelines
News - Why working committee meet was cancelled
August 1
News - Best to appoint 'fresh probe panel' - Niranjan Shah
Video - Spot-fixing: Back in the spotlight
July 31
News - Court issues Sreesanth, Chavan bail notice
News - 'We do not accept this explanation' - Bombay High Court
News - Srinivasan set to preside over working committee meeting
July 30
News - BCCI's probe panel 'illegal', says Bombay High Court
News - Sreesanth among three Royals players in police chargesheet
News - 'BCCI has to come under RTI' - Sports secretary
Sharda Ugra - Swifter, stronger, smarter
News - Letters reveal panel appointment process flawed
July 28
News - Investigation finds 'no wrongdoing' by IPL owners
July 6
News - Harmeet Singh questioned in spot-fixing probe
June 21
News - IPL probe panel discusses procedure
June 20
News - Chandila sent to judicial custody until July 2
News - IPL probe panel to meet on Friday
June 17
News - Chandila sent to three-day police custody
June 13
News - Trivedi faces suspension over anti-corruption code breach
June 11
News - Sreesanth, Chavan released from jail
Features - The IPL's credibility is hit, but what about its revenue?
June 10
News - BCCI initiates 'operation clean-up'
News - BCCI suspends Kundra pending inquiry
News - BCCI gets Sawani report, passes on to disciplinary committee
News - Sreesanth and Chavan given bail
News - Fans call for publication of BCCI's probe report
Aakash Chopra - Respect the fan
June 9
News - Srinivasan set to be dropped from disciplinary committee
News - 'IPL is here to stay' - BCCI Secretary
June 7
News - Kundra will be suspended if guilty - Rajasthan Royals
News - Srinivasan terms demands for his ouster an 'attack'
Harsha Bhogle - A need for governance and systems
June 6
News - Raj Kundra confesses to betting on IPL matches
Sharda Ugra - Onus on the owners
News - Sanjay Patel named BCCI secretary
News - BCCI probe likely to look into Kundra allegations as well
June 4
News - Sreesanth and others' custody extended till June 18
News - Gurunath and Vindoo granted bail
News - Jaitley 'uneasy' over IPL insiders betting
June 3
News - Gurunath in custody until June 14
News - No instant cure for Indian cricket, says Dalmiya
June 2
News - It is not for me to advise BCCI - Gavaskar
News - Srinivasan steps aside temporarily
News - The day through contradicting quotes
Sharda Ugra - What's cooking, Mr. Dalmiya?
News - Who appointed the probe panel?
News - Srinivasan to remain BCCI's face at ICC
June 1
News - Crucial BCCI working committee meeting on Sunday
News - Rajiv Shukla resigns as IPL chairman
Sharda Ugra - Real 'men of cricket' walk away
Ramachandra Guha - The serpent in the garden
May 31
News - Tendulkar shocked by corruption scandal
News - BCCI shying away from governance
News - Trivedi records statement against arrested team-mates
News - No information on ICC warning - Srinivasan
News - BCCI working committee to meet next week
News - Sanjay Jagdale and Ajay Shirke resign from BCCI posts
Harsha Bhogle - The BCCI must do right by the fans
May 30
News - More calls for Srinivasan to step down
News - Ankeet Chavan gets bail till June 6
News - BCCI treasurer considers resigning
May 29
News - Srinivasan told to 'stay away' from inquiry
News - Gurunath's police custody extended
News - MCA president supports Srinivasan's stand
May 28
News - Sreesanth sent to judicial custody
News - Two independents in inquiry commission
News - Srinivasan must step down - Scindia
May 27
News - Launch external investigation into all IPL 2013 games - Manohar
Gallery - Gurunath: enthusiast, owner, team principal
Audio - Kadambari Murali: BCCI a vindictive organisation
May 26
News - BCCI suspends Gurunath Meiyappan pending investigations
News - Srinivasan promises fair investigation
News - Srinivasan's presidency secure till AGM
News - Sreesanth and Chavan apply for bail
Features - Ten questions for N Srinivasan
Aakash Chopra - What makes players cheat?
May 25
News - Gurunath will be treated objectively - Srinivasan
Timeline - N Srinivasan's rise in the BCCI
Video - 'Srinivasan's position hopelessly untenable'
News - Who is Gurunath Meiyappan?
Timeline - The Indian League of Litigations
News - Status quo in BCCI as Srinivasan defies doubters
Sharda Ugra - The mess in the message
May 24
Harsha Bhogle - A time for sadness and fear
News - Shukla meets law minister over anti-corruption law
News - 'Meiyappan not CSK owner or CEO' - India Cements
News - Gurunath Meiyappan arrested in Mumbai
May 23
News - India's sports bill to be ready by June 30, says minister
News - BCCI's agent mandate evokes mixed response
News - Mumbai police in Chennai operations
News - Train players in anti-corruption code, suggests franchise
May 22
Interview - 'BCCI should maintain better vigil' - Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar
News -Plea in court seeks government takeover of BCCI, IPL
May 21
News - India's Supreme Court rejects petition to stay IPL playoffs
News - 'I am innocent' - Sreesanth
News - Baburao Yadav fifth cricketer arrested in alleged fixing case
FAQs - How does the ACSU function?
May 20
News - Indian ministers pursue law against fixing in sports
News - ACSU officers assigned to four teams
Amol Karhadkar - IPL steps up ACSU security for top-four
Aakash Chopra - Expunge from records if found guilty
News - Royals suspends contracts of trio
May 19
Ian Chappell - Anti-corruption efforts need to be proactive
Ajay Shankar - Sreesanth against the world
Updates - Royals to press charges against players
News - BCCI to regulate player agents
Amol Karhadkar - Players to be asked for agents' names
Sambit Bal - Comments on fixing stories
May 18
Video interview - 'Legalising betting not the solution'
Jayaditya Gupta - The sound of silence
News - BCCI could press charges against tainted trio
News - Mumbai Police seize Sreesanth's belongings
News - BCCI unlikely to impose life ban during meeting
Andrew Fernando - Lessons for the Sri Lanka Premier League
May 17
Sidharth Monga - A talent that didn't know his own worth
Sharda Ugra - Another reality check
Harsha Bhogle - A time for anger, a time for action
News - Sreesanth is 'totally innnocent' - lawyer
News - BCCI to discuss spot-fixing issue on Sunday
Amrit Mathur - 'Player education outside franchises' ambit'
News - Royals' sponsor withdraws ads featuring Sreesanth
May 16
News - Three IPL players arrested for fraud, cheating - Delhi Police
News - BCCI suspends three Rajasthan Royals players
Profiles - Who are Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila?
Updates - The latest from the spot-fixing scandal
News - Rajasthan Royals 'are hurting' - Dravid
News - Bookie arrested is former Rajasthan Royals player
Timeline - Corruption in cricket
Video - Compilation of the controversial overs bowled by Chandila, Chavan and Sreesanth this season
News - Full transcript from Delhi Police
Nagraj Gollapudi - Flaws in the fencing
Huddle - 'For every one who is caught, how many get away?'