Live: CSK, RR suspended from IPL for 2yrs; Kundra, Meiyappan banned for life

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Highlights

#Chennai Super Kings & Rajashthan Royals suspended for two years from IPL

#Meiyappan and Kundra suspended for life from any cricket related activities

#Meiyappan’s betting activities brought disrepute to the game and the BCCI: Justice Lodha

#Shares of India Cements, owner of CSK, fall 5% after the verdict02:00 PM

Video: CSK and Rajasthan suspended for two years

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Video: Lodha panel suspends Raj Kundra for life

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Video: Meiyappan suspended for life

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Players of the banned franchises are free, they can join any team.

What next for them?01:45 PM

No clean chit for former IPL COO Sunder Raman. He’s still under scanner.

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Gurunath Meiyappan has been suspended for life

‘Misconduct of Gurunath Meiyappan proven. He was part of CSK and by betting he violated anti-corruption code. It is difficult to accept Guru has passion for the game. He also suffered loss of 60 lakh in bets. If Meiyappan’s reputation is tarnished, it is small compared to the damage done to the sport. He has been suspended for life from cricket activities: Lodha01:32 PM

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Rajasthan Royals suspended for two years!

Winner of the inaugural edition of IPL Rajasthan Royals have also been suspended for a period of two years.01:26 PM

Chennai Super Kings suspended for two years

Two-time IPL winners Chennai Super Kings have been suspended from IPL for two years.01:20 PM

Same quantum of punishment for Raj Kundra

Rajasthan Royals have damaged the faith of BCCI and the sport and Raj Kundra has been found guilty of misconduct. He was placing bets through a known punter and was constantly in touch with bookies. He is now ineligible from taking part in cricket for five years and suspended for life from being involved with BCCI: Justice Lodha on Raj Kundra01:17 PM

Gurunath Meiyappan has been suspended for life

‘Misconduct of Gurunath Meiyappan proven. He was part of CSK and by betting he violated anti-corruption code. It is difficult to accept Guru has passion for the game. He also suffered loss of 60 lakh in bets. If Meiyappan’s reputation is tarnished, it is small compared to the damage done to the sport. He has been suspended for life from cricket activities: Lodha01:13 PM

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Justice Lodha is announcing the verdict

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The panel has arrived at IHC

The Lodha panel is about to announce its verdict.Stay tuned…12:40 PMPoll:Do you think CSK & RR should be terminated from IPL?12:36 PM

As expected…

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Another cricketer in the dock

On Monday BCCI, ending months of speculation ever since it revealed in April that it was probing an ‘inappropriate approach by a Mumbai player to his teammate before IPL 7, sent out a release stating that it was suspending batsman Hiken Shah with immediate effect. Shah was found guilty of breaching the board’s Anti-Corruption Code for participants.12:11 PM

Meanwhile…

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Committee to determine quantum of punishment

In January 2015, the SC set up a committee comprising former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha, former Justice Ashok Bhan and former Justice R Raveendran to determine appropriate punishments for Meiyappan, Kundra and their respective franchises.11:56 AM

SC appoints three-member committee

In October 2013, the Supreme Court appointed a three-member committee headed by former High Court judge Mukul Mudgal, additional solicitor general N Nageshwar Rao and Assam Cricket Association member Nilay Dutta. After meeting 100 people and more in nearly four months, the Mudgal Panel presented report to the Supreme Court in February last year. The report established that Meiyappan was the face of CSK and the team official of CSK. He was found guilty of betting and passing on information in IPL 2013.11:49 AM

Initial investigations…

The BCCI appointed a three-man commission consisting of Justice T Jayaram Chouta, Justice R Balasubramanian and BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale to look into the charges of betting against Meiyappan.11:43 AM

Where it all began…

On May 16 in 2013, Delhi Police arrested S Sreesanth, Ankit Chauhan, Ajit Chandila, Sreesanth’s friend and alleged bookie Jiju Janardhan and 10 other bookies for spot-fixing in IPL. ​In the subsequent weeks, the Mumbai police arrested Gurunath Meiyappan on charges of betting, cheating and conspiracy. India Cements Executive President TS Raghupathy issued a Press Release stating that Meiyappan was neither the Owner, nor CEO/Team Principal of Chennai Super Kings.11:32 AM

D-Day for CSK & RR

Today, around 1 pm, Supreme Court committee headed by ex-CJI RM Lodha will announce the quantum of punishment for Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra for their involvement in betting during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League. Stay with TOI Sports for all the latest developments.

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