Rauf charged by police

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Chennai Super Kings official Gurunath Meiyappan and Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf are among 22 people charged by police over the spot-fixing scandal during this year's Indian Premier League.

Former Chennai Super Kings owner Gurunath Meiyappan and Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf are among 22 people charged by police over the spot-fixing scandal during this year's Indian Premier League.

A Mumbai court will hear the case on 21 November. Meiyappan, son-in-law of Board of Control for Cricket in India president Narainswamy Srinivasan, spent two weeks in jail prior to bail.

Meiyappan was charged under the Gambling Act, the Information Technology Act and various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including forgery, cheating, criminal conspiracy and breach of contract.

Rauf, meanwhile, was never arrested. Meiyappan is accused of conspiring with illegal bookmakers and Rauf of accepting expensive gifts – perceived as bribary. Both men deny wrongdoing.

The scandal emerged after Rajasthan Royals trio Shanta Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested on 16 May for allegedly conceding a specified number of runs in return for money. They have been charged separately.

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