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IPL Scandal: Gurunath Meiyappan, Raj Kundra banned from cricket for life

Cricketnext Staff |July 14, 2015, 1:33 PM IST
IPL Scandal: Gurunath Meiyappan, Raj Kundra banned from cricket for life

New Delhi: Former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team official Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra have been suspended for life from any cricketing activity by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee on Tuesday.

According to the panel both Meiyappan and Kundra damaged the faith the people in the sport, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and IPL.

"The fact that Meiyappan was integral part of CSK, he ought not to have indulged in corrupt practices. Any person who has true passion for the game will never be involved in betting. Gurunath has not only indulged in betting but he has brought disrepute to cricket & the IPL. Being the face if franchise, Gurunath's actions reflects on the owners India Cements," said Justice Lodha.

The panel also said Raj Kundra's actions caused serious disrepute to BCCI and IPL and also the game of cricket. Kundra, part owners of Rajasthan Royals, was found guilty of misconduct. He was further declared ineligible for participation in cricket for five years. Kundra too was suspended for life.

Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Kundra were earlier found guilty of betting in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL).

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

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2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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