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In pics: Gurunath Meiyappan's lies nailed?

February 28, 2015, 4:02 PM IST
In pics: Gurunath Meiyappan's lies nailed?

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The Twitter handle bio of Gurunath Meiyappan was updated and the reference to CSK was removed a few minutes after it came to light that he was described as Team Principal Chennai Super Kings.

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The Chennai Super Kings' official website also seemed to have scrubbed all references to the BCCI chief N Srinivasan's son-in-law.

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The Chennai Super Kings' claim that Gurunath Meiyappan had no link with the team has been nailed. CNN-IBN has accessed visiting cards recovered from Gurunath Meiyappan's residence naming him as the Chennai Super Kings Team Principal.

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The India Cements statement said Gurunath Meiyappan "is neither the Owner, nor CEO/Team Principal of Chennai Super Kings," but numerous pages (now deleted) on chennaisuperkings.com referred to Meiyappan as 'Owner' or 'Team Principal'. The pages include press releases and news reports that were reproduced on the website.

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In a 2009 video, Meiyappan was seen addressing a conclave as the owner of the Chennai IPL franchise.

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An email from IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla to team owners two years ago mentions Meiyappan as the CSK owner. CNN-IBN has accessed a copy of that email sent in December 2011.

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