ICC Chairman N. Srinivasan cleared of IPL corruption

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Reuters: International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan has been cleared in a report submitted to the Supreme Court of India by a committee probing allegations of corruption into the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 competition. The Supreme Court had relieved Srinivasan of his duties as the country’s Cricket Board President to ensure a fair investigation into the controversy, in which his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was indicted for illegal betting on the 2013 IPL. The report said Srinivasan, who took over as ICC chairman in July, was not guilty of betting or fixing nor of having tried to prevent the investigation. Controversy surfaced when former test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other local cricketers, all playing for the Rajasthan Royals franchise, were arrested on suspicion of taking money to concede a fixed number of runs. Sreesanth, who had denied any wrongdoing, was subsequently banned for life by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).