Kundra banned for life
Chennai Super Kings and canada goose outlet nyc Rajasthan Royals were suspended from the Indian Premier League for two years for betting activities of their key officials, Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra, during the 2013 season of cash rich Twenty20 cricket tournament.
The punishment was handed down by a Supreme Court appointed three member committee, headed canada goose outlet seattle by former Chief Justice of India Rajendra Mal Lodha, which held that the betting activities of Meiyappan, considered the face of Chennai Super Kings, and Kundra, co owner of Rajasthan Royals, brought the game of cricket, the Board of Control for Cricket in India and IPL into disrepute.
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Canada Goose sale «He (Meiyappan) is declared ineligible for participation in the sport of cricket as explained in the anti corruption code for a maximum period of five years under article 2.2.1. Canada Goose sale
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three: he is suspended for life from being involved canada goose outlet mississauga in any type of cricket matches under section 6, rule 4.2. The above sanctions commence from the date of this order,» said Justice Lodha while reading out the verdict at a packed press conference.
He then read out exactly the same punishment for Kundra, husband of Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty.
«India Cements argued that they have done a lot to grow the game of cricket. But it cannot be a mitigating factor because they as canada goose outlet store uk franchise owners did not punish Gurunath, who was clearly identified as a team official, after he was found guilty of betting. It was only the BCCI who suspended Gurunath from participating in cricket,» Justice Lodha said.
cheap Canada Goose «Jaipur IPL claims it is highly celebrated as a nursery of players. But three of its players have been accused of alleged spot fixing. This shows that all is not well in their handling of affairs. The position of Raj Kundra with the Rajasthan Royals franchise part owner and team official means his actions brought the game, BCCI and IPL into disrepute,» he added. cheap Canada Goose
The committee was constituted by the Supreme Court in January, with its terms of reference being to announce the quantum of punishment against Meiyappan, Kundra and the two franchisees India Cements Ltd, owner of Chennai Super Kings and Jaipur IPL, owner of Rajasthan Royals.
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Justice Lodha said canada goose outlet london it will be some time before his fate is decided.
Canada Goose online «About Sundar Raman, we examined the material about him and we believe it requires further investigation. Vivek Priyadarshi has been appointed by the Supreme Court to look into it and he is examining the matter, we are awaiting his report. After that we will decide what will be the action,» he said. Canada Goose online
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«Conflict of interest questions have been raised, canada goose uk once we complete the process of interacting with all the stakeholders, we will take a view on that. That exercise is not complete. This order is confined to canada goose outlet canada determining the quantum of punishment to the two individuals and the franchises,» he said.
canada goose uk outlet «We have interacted with 40 45 people, we are yet to meet a few others. Once that is done we will decide what guidelines are to be given. Our idea is to get inputs from all stakeholders. It is not confined to cricket administrators and politicians,» he added. canada goose uk outlet
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He also refused to comment on the criminal cases pending against the suspended officials, saying, «No aspect touching criminal liability has been decided by us.»
On whether the two franchisees would be allowed to participate in case there is a canada goose jacket outlet uk change in ownership, Justice Lodha said that aspect is for the BCCI to decide.
«This question was brought to us. But the BCCI has to take a call and whatever the legal course is there, it is available. You must appreciate that we cannot address every aspect of the matter,» he said.
Asked whether the committee took a considered view of the impact this ruling will have on the players attached with the two suspended franchises, Justice Lodha said the game is bigger than individuals.
canada goose black friday sale «Players will not be attached to a franchisee which has been suspended. We thought that if cricket is bigger than individuals then financial loss to players and franchises is not of significance,» he said. canada goose black friday sale
The IPL spot fixing scandal rocked Indian cricket cheap canada goose in 2013 and the Delhi Police arrested Rajasthan Royals cricketers Shantakumaran Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila for allegedly indulging in betting and spot fixing during that edition.
This was followed by revelations that Meiyappan was also involved in the scandal along with Rajasthan Royals co owner Raj Kundra.