Divya Spandana wins defamation suit; Bengaluru court tells Asianet, Suvarna News to pay Rs 50L for linking her to 2013 IPL betting scam
Two programs aired by Suvarna News (which is owned and controlled by Asianet) in May 2013 had hinted at the alleged involvement of some Kannada film actresses in the 'betting' and 'spot-fixing' scandal. Still, pictures of Divya Spandana, a former brand ambassador of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team, were shown in the programs, suggesting connivance on her part.
IPL 2018: Former Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra files petition in Supreme Court, hopes to overturn ban
Kundra had filed an application under Right To Information (RTI) at the Delhi Police who in their reply said there's "no evidence" of betting charges against him.
None of us has the right to tell S Sreesanth what to do with his career and talent and it is cowardly and childish to expect him to hold the torch of our bogus cricket patriotism.
Raj Kundra said: "Through this (poker) league we want to change the perception (that) it's just gaming and gambling. We are confident we will succeed in attracting more and more youngsters to the sport."
BCCI vice-president and former KCA chief TC Mathew believes S Sreesanth can still make an international comeback if he speaks to interim president Vinod Rai.
S Sreesanth hit back at cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra after the latter voiced his opinion against the international return of the banned Indian pacer.
According to BCCI balance sheet, the operative revenue currently is approximately Rs 2000 crore, a large chunk of which comes from broadcasting rights and advertisement revenues.
The Supreme Court on Thursday suggested that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) fully accept the recommendation of the Justice Lodha Committee on the structural reforms of the apex cricketing body.
There could be a rush from several quarters for putting up two new teams, once the fresh tender will be floated for the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), said an Indian cricket board official.
The BCCI on Wednesday said that the IPL's title sponsorship deal with smartphone manufacturers Vivo is for two years after the company fulfilled its obligation of presenting a bank guarantee.
The Supreme Court on Friday left it to a panel headed by former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha to consider the feasibility of opening and looking into the sealed envelope submitted by Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee containing names of some players allegedly involved in IPL spot-fixing.
The IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal prompted the government to push for introduction of Sports Fraud Bill in the Parliament in the ongoing monsoon session, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Thursday.
Valuations of IPL teams have suffered after the spot fixing scandal
The beleaguered Mr. Srinivasan now appeared isolated even within the Board as three of the five vice-presidents — Shivlal Yadav, Ravi Sawant and Chitrak Mitra — asking him to abide by what the Supreme Court observation.
It also shows the way to other cricketers/sportsmen. If they have a grouse against any news channel/paper, they can also approach the courts -- a route that has generally being avoided in India.
The meeting will consider all the legal implications of the High Court order and chalk out a future course of action.
The Sports Ministry on Monday made it clear it does not give much importance to the verdict and would rather wait for the police probe to get over.
Describing the seven accused as representing the core syndicate or being linked to the core syndicate of Dawood's organised crime network behind spot-fixing in the IPL, the prosecution argued strenuously to justify the stringent provisions of MCOCA.
Is India ready for legalising betting and shedding off moral inhibitions about the entire betting industry?