11 Feb 2014

Chennai cricket official found guilty of illegal betting

12:28 pm on 11 February 2014

A panel investigating spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League has found a top cricket team official guilty of illegal betting.

The panel's report says Gurunath Meiyappan of Chennai Super Kings passed on information to illegal bookmakers.

Spot-fixing involves players bowling wides and no-balls at certain times arranged beforehand with bookmakers.

Meiyappan is the son-in-law of N Srinivasan, head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Srinivasan also owns the Chennai team and was elected head of cricket's world body , the ICC at the weekend.

The Chennai Super Kings are coached by former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming.