IPL verdict as it happened: From suspension of CSK and RR to Srinivasan distancing himself

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IPL verdict as it happened: From suspension of CSK and RR to Srinivasan distancing himself
  • 21:03 (IST)

    So, that brings us to an end of a marvellously eventful - and perhaps, just perhaps - an historic day in Indian cricket. There is surely a lot more that will unravel in the next few days and we'll bring you the latest as it happens.

    But for now, goodbye from us here at Firstpost. For lovers of cricket, this will indeed be a good night.

  • 20:55 (IST)

    IPL Betting: Full text of Lodha panel's verdict on Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals - Firstpost}

    Meiyappan, a former Team Principal of India Cements Ltd (ICL)-owned franchise CSK and Kundra, co-owner of Jaipur IPL that runs Rajasthan Royals (RR), were suspended for life from any matches conducted by BCCI.


  • 20:54 (IST)

    We finally have the full statement of Justice Lodha Committee's verdict. Take a read. Some of the details are fascinating.

  • 20:52 (IST)

    Aryama Sundaram, Senior Lawyer (Counsel to BCCI): No stigma attached to players. They are free to join any other team. (Earlier to India Today)

  • 20:35 (IST)

    Gopal Jain, Senior Lawyer (SC) to India Today: Nobody can stop the two teams from appealing, but they will have a very weak case. The independent committee gave its verdict based on BCCI constitutional violations.

  • 20:27 (IST)

    Shailendra Singh, MD of Percept, to India Today: The IPL brand is completely hit today. The biggest problem is the lack of accountability in BCCI, this whole scam is anti-national.

  • 20:25 (IST)

    IPL COO Sundar Raman: I will wait till the final report from Lodha panel before making any comments

  • 20:12 (IST)

    Meanwhile, in actual cricket that was played today, India have thumped Zimbabwe to complete a 3-0 whitewash...

  • 20:11 (IST)

    Do read the twitter reaction copy to the Lodha committee verdict. Some gems in there.. 

  • 20:10 (IST)

    Eventually only Delhi will be left in IPL and it'll still come fifth: Top Twitter reactions on IPL Verdict - Firstpost}

    The Supreme Court appointed Justice Lodha panel, comprising of retired Chief Justice of India RM Lodha, and two retired Supreme Court judges - Ashok Bhan and R Raveendran - suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from the Indian Premier League for two years as the panel finally announced the verdict for the IPL betting scandal.


  • 19:34 (IST)

    We can come back after two years, we have not been terminated: senior CSK official - Firstpost}

    Asked about the image of CSK being hit post the verdict, the official replied: "That is right (image has taken a hit) but anyhow we will have to find out how best we can comeback."


  • 19:30 (IST)

    Now, a classic case of "I TOLD YA SO!" from Lalit Modi. 

  • 19:28 (IST)

    An explainer of sorts from Mr. Lalit Kumar Modi...

  • 19:24 (IST)

    CSK seem to be holding out hope for returning to status quo after serving suspension. Not sure if that's a possibility...

    "I have not seen the Supreme Court order. When we see the order, we have to check with our legal council what course of action we should take. We may not take any legal recourse also. Super Kings are only suspended. We can come back after two years. We have not been terminated," a senior official in know of things told PTI.

  • 18:39 (IST)

    Lodha verdict: Common sense and logic triumph over BCCI's IPL-fuelled greed - Firstpost}

    Justice Lodha, while reading out the verdict, mentioned time and again that the owners failed to take 'urgent' action even when they knew that something wrong was happening.


  • 18:32 (IST)

    Suspended Raj Kundra 'shocked' by the verdict...

  • 18:26 (IST)

    Tough to imagine an IPL without Dhoni, Gavaskar says after CSK suspension - Firstpost}

    Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar today admitted that "it will be tough" to imagine an Indian Premier League edition without Mahendra Singh Dhoni after the Supreme Court appointed Justice Lodha Committee decided to suspend Chennai Super Kings for two years.


  • 18:25 (IST)

    Just in (via PTI): A meeting of the IPL Governing Council has been convened in Mumbai on July 19

  • 18:18 (IST)

  • 17:38 (IST)

    BCCI STATEMENT IN FULL: (www.bcci.tv)

    Following pronouncement of the order of the Honourable Lodha Committee, Mr. Jagmohan Dalmiya, the President of the BCCIsaid: “BCCI is committed to honour and respect judicial decisions and it would give its observations after the entire report is read and a collective decision is taken.” He, however, asserted that BCCI is committed to ensuring transparency, accountability and cleansing the sport in order to restore the faith and confidence of millions of cricket loving people in the glorious game of cricket in general and IPL in particular.

    Mr. Anurag Thakur, Honorary Secretary of the BCCI, said: “We respect the verdict and would undertake a collective decision in a transparent manner, in the right direction and in the larger interest of the game after the verdict is received and analysed.”

    BCCI will not make further comments on this issue. 

  • 17:37 (IST)

    JUST IN: BCCI have sent in their first reaction to the verdict from Lodha committee. Anurag Thakur, Secretary, said that he 'respects' the verdict.

  • 17:33 (IST)

    Auction, new franchisees or new buyers? BCCI to decide on options after IPL betting verdict - Firstpost}

    The top brass of the Indian cricket board today got into a huddle after the Supreme Court appointed Justice RM Lodha committee banned Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for two years from the cash-rich IPL besides imposing life suspensions on their tainted officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra.


  • 17:25 (IST)

  • 17:23 (IST)

    Lalit Modi also dismisses Srini's claims outright. (That screenshot should looks vaguely familiar..... )

  • 17:20 (IST)

  • 17:20 (IST)

    Here's more from him in detail....

  • 17:19 (IST)

    So as we'd expected, Lalit Modi has quite a bit to say on the events of the day so far. He's been tweeting about it. For starters, he has said "Finally, honesty and justice. But when will it come from within?" referring to the fact that a big decision has come from a committee appointed from outside the BCCI.

  • 17:02 (IST)

    This just in from PTI: "I want BCCI to form a special committee and throw N Srinivasan (former BCCI president) out of the Indian Cricket Board forever," said Aditya Verma,  the petitioner in the IPL spot-fixing scandal.

    Verma also urged the BCCI to cancel Tamil Nadu strongman Srinivasan's representation in the International Cricket Council (ICC).

    "I also request the BCCI to cancel his (Srinivasan's) BCCI representation in ICC after this verdict. If BCCI does not adhere to my demands then I will take BCCI to court regarding this matter,"

    (via PTI)

  • 16:39 (IST)

    Here's the breakdown of Justice Lodha's IPL verdict - Firstpost}

    The Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee has suspended the owners of IPL franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from cricket for two years and banned team officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra for life on the grounds that the former were liable for the gambling sins of the latter.


  • 16:35 (IST)

    BCCI have indeed had a meeting about the IPL verdict today to discuss fresh auctions, new team bidding, de-merger

    A senior BCCI functionary and IPL Governing Council member: "We were having some informal discussions once the verdict was announced. An emergent meeting is on the cards where the members will be apprised of the situation and the road ahead will be only chalked out after our legal team goes through entire contents of the copy of the verdict," 

    (via PTI)

  • 16:28 (IST)

    Sources tell India-Today that estranged franchises - Pune, Kochi - could be brought back in to the IPL or look into possibly adding two new teams. 

  • 16:19 (IST)

    Meanwhile, in Harare India just finished their innings with 276-5 after a brilliant partnership between Kedhar Jadhav (who scored his maiden hundred) and Manish Pandey. 

  • 16:13 (IST)

    Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals Twitter account had their #RoyaQuizDay today on Sanju Samson. As far as timing goes...

  • 16:10 (IST)

  • 16:05 (IST)

    N. Srinivasan, ICC Chairman to CNN-IBN: "Don't want to speak on this issue, I am not associated with CSK. It has nothing to do with me, why should I step down?"

  • 16:02 (IST)

    To which Lalit Modi has responded thus...

  • 16:01 (IST)

    Rajdeep Sardesai had this to say earlier today....

  • 15:59 (IST)

    There is Lalit Modi's first reaction. Safe to say, we'll hear from him a lot more in the coming hours..

  • 15:53 (IST)

    Kirti Azad to India Today: It's a good verdict but difficult to say if it'll clean up BCCI. There are big players involved, they must get arrested. BCCI is an alliance united in corruption.

  • 15:47 (IST)

    N. Srinivasan speak to Times Now, says CSK will look to appeal verdict. Does not comment on stepping down as ICC Chairman. 

  • 15:31 (IST)

    India Today reporting that BCCI and CSK lawyers are considering their next steps of action and are studying the report of Lodha committee.

  • 15:22 (IST)

    Just to reiterate, the Justice Lodha committee is only partially done with their reponsiblities in investigating the IPL scandal. Which is to determine the quantum of punishment for Meiyappan, Kundra, CSK and RR.

    The committee still has to further investigate on the role of IPL COO Sundar Raman and come up with recommendations for strealining the processes of the BCCI. If today's verdict is anything to go by, Sundar Raman could be in for some heavy sanctions as well.

  • 15:14 (IST)

  • 15:10 (IST)

    As we still await BCCI's official comment on the verdict, Bishen paaji thinks tough times are ahead for the board..

  • 15:08 (IST)

    BCCI sources tell CNN-IBN that there could be two new IPL franchises, it's being considered. Sources also say that two new franchises could fetch BCCI as much as $100 million.

  • 15:01 (IST)

    Earlier, Justice Mudgal told Times Now that, the way he sees it 'suspension of owners means suspension of teams' citing the example of Italian footballing giants Juventus getting relegated as a consequence of the Calciopoli scandal.

  • 14:59 (IST)

    Sanjay Manjrekar echoes what Justice Lodha mentioned while reading out the verdict..

  • 14:58 (IST)

    Another ex-BCCI chief, AC Muthiah hails this a good verdict. 

  • 14:56 (IST)

    While Kochi Tuskers could actually come back, this is in fact quite a coincidence....

  • 14:52 (IST)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed Justice Lodha Committee is all set to render its verdict and announce the quantum of punishment for Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra and their respective Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises vis-a-vis the spot fixing and betting scandal that rocked the Twenty20 tournament in 2013.

The Lodha Committee will decide the punishment for Gurunath Meiyappan and CSK.

IPL verdict as it happened: From suspension of CSK and RR to Srinivasan distancing himself

The Justice RM Lodha committee was appointed to look into the allegations against Kundra, Meiyappan. PTI image

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team official Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Kundra were found guilty of betting in the 2013 edition of the Twenty20 cricket tournament.

In a press release, the Committee said: “The verdict of the Justice Lodha Committee is to be rendered on Tuesday 14th July at Silver Oak-II in the India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road. This will be at 1:00 pm.”

The Supreme Court on 22 January had set up the committee comprising former Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha, former Justice Ashok Bhan and former Justice R. Raveendran to determine appropriate punishments for Meiyappan, Kundra and their respective franchises.

In March, the panel had also issued showcause notices to Meiyappan and Kundra seeking their reply on the quantum of punishment.

Meiyappan is the son-in-law of former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president and current International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman N. Srinivasan.

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Updated Date: Jul 15, 2015 13:26:11 IST

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