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IPL 2013 Spot-Fixing: Gurunath Meiyappan, Raj Kundra Suspended For Life From Cricket[/caption]
IPL Fixing: Former CSK team official Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra have been suspended for life from any cricketing activity by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee here on Tuesday.
The punishment was handed down by a Supreme Court- appointed three-member committee headed by former CJI R M Lodha which held that the betting activities of the two officials, Meiyappan, considered the face of CSK owners, and Kundra, co-owner of Rajasthan Royals, have brought the game of cricket, BCCI and IPL into disrepute.
The Committee also imposed sanctions including life suspensions for Meiyappan and Kundra from being involved in any cricket matches conducted by BCCI.
The Comnmitte was constituted by the Supreme Court in January this year with oits terms of reference being to announve the quantum of punioshment against Meiyappan, Kundra and the two franchisees -- India Cements Ltd, owner of CSK and Jaipur IPL, owner of Rajasthan Royals.
Meiyappan, who is the son-in-law of ICC chief N Srinivasan, has been banned for life and fined Rs 60 lakh as penalty. Justice Lodha said that Meiyappan violated ICC anti-corruption code, cause huge loss of reputation of cricket.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals part-owner (RR) Raj Kundra banned for life from cricket. Kundra is the husband of bollywood film-star, Shilpa Shetty.
The Lodha committee also suspended Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals from participating in IPL for two years with effect from today.