Chennai, May 24: Family dispute has been widened by IPL spot fixing scandal as BCCI chief N Srinivasan's son Ashwin has come up with some shocking revelations regarding his brother-in-law and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) boss -- Gurunath Meiyappan.
44-year-old Ashwin, who reportedly shares a stained relation with his father, claimed that Gurunath always had links with bookies of Chennai, Dubai and many other places and has been betting on IPL matches since 2011.
A report published in DNA
quoted Ashwin as saying, "Guru had several connections with known
bookies from Chennai and Dubai and was regularly in touch with them
even before the IPL started."
"What began as a relatively smaller side-business became a full-fledged one over the years," added Ashwin igniting the controversy over Gurunath's alleged role in IPL fixing row.
Accusing his brother-in-law of creating ruckus between father and son, Ashwin said, "He keeps raising my drug-addiction problem to tell people how he was pushed into lending a helping hand in my father's businesses when even he knows that I am more qualified and experienced than him."
"He has been steadily increasing his foothold over my father's business. Publicly, his wife and my sister Rupa is an executive director in India Cements, my father's company, and Guru has agreed to merely remain the head of Chennai Super Kings," the report quoted Ashwin.
Ashwin's statement surfaced just hours before Mumbai police information which claimed that Gurunath had been placing bets worth Rs 10 lakhs to one crore on matches. According to police sources, the CSK boss had bet heavily on three matches of the Chennai Super Kings in the ongoing IPL season 6.
Gurunath has been summoned to appear before Mumbai police on Friday, May 24. He would be declared fugitive if he fails to be present at Mumbai Crime Branch office between 11 am to 5 pm.