Chennai, May 24: In a shocking development in IPL spot fixing case, India Cements on Friday, May 24 issued a statement clarifying that Gurunath Meiyappan is neither the owner, nor CEO/Team Principal of Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
The nation was shocked with the statement as Gurunath was known as the CEO of CSK. However, Mumbai Police summoned Gurunath over his alleged role in IPL spot fixing row. The cops are unlikely to change their stand against him irrespective of India Cement's latest statement on the ownership of CSK.
TS Raghupathy, Executive President of the India Cements Ltd, owned by BCCI chief and Meiyappan's father-in-law N Srinivasan, said, "Mr Gurunath is only one of the members (Honorary) of the Management Team of Chennai Super Kings."
"India Cements follows zero tolerance policy and if anyone is proved guilty, strict action will be taken immediately. India Cements assures full co-operation with BCCI and the Law Enforcement authorities," added the statement.
The shocking statement surfaced amid reports that Gurunath has left for Mumbai to appear before Mumbai police. The cops may grill him over his alleged role in IPL spot fixing scandal.
However, contrary to Indian Cement's statement, Meiyappan initially on his Twitter profile page introduced himself as -- Team Principal Chennai Super Kings, managing director AVM productions and entertainment, AVM studios, AVM constructions.
Minutes after the official statement of India Cements, Gurunath changed his introduction on Twitter page introducing himself as -- Managing Director, AVM productions and entertainment, AVM studios, AVM constructions.
Gurnath's Twitter Page before Indian Cements' Statement
Gurnath's Twitter Page before Indian Cements' Statement.
Gurunath's Twitter Page after India Cements' Statement
Gurunath's Twitter Page after India Cements' Statement.