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IPL spot-fixing verdict: Lodha panel recommends two-year ban on RR, CSK

IPL spot-fixing verdict: The Lodha panel recommended life suspensions for Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra from all cricket-related activities.

By: Reuters | New Delhi | July 14, 2015 2:40:54 pm
IPL spot fixing verdict, ipl betting verdict, ipl verdict, betting verdict, ipl spot fixing live, csk suspended, rr suspended, csk rr suspended, gurunath meiyappan, raj kundra, indian premier league, ipl cricket IPL spot fixing verdict: Lodha panel has proposed to suspend RR and CSK for two years. (Source: Express Photo)

A panel appointed by India’s top court proposed identical two-year suspensions on the Chennai and Rajasthan franchises of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday in a corruption scandal that erupted two years ago.

Set up in January by the Supreme Court to determine the quantum of punishment, the panel also recommended life suspensions on Chennai Super Kings official Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals’ Raj Kundra from all cricket-related activities.

Meiyappan, son-in-law of International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Narayanswamy Srinivasan and Kundra, a former Rajasthan co-owner, had been found guilty of illegal betting.

Controversy swirled around the 2013 editions of the league with former India paceman S. Sreesanth and two other Rajasthan cricketers being arrested on suspicion of taking money to concede a fixed number of runs.

Sreesanth, who denied any wrongdoing, was subsequently banned for life by the Indian board.

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