Meiyappan won't be grilled before IPL ends?

Last Updated: Fri, May 24, 2013 06:22 hrs

New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CEO Gurunath Meiyappan, who has been summoned by the Mumbai Police for questioning in connection to the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal, is unlikely to be interrogated before the sixth season of the cash-rich tournament ends on May 26.

Meiyappan, accused of cricket betting, is the son-in-law of BCCI chief and CSK owner N Srinivasan.

According to CSK sources, Meiyappan has sought time till Monday from the Mumbai Police to appear for questioning.

A Mumbai Police team on Thursday reached Meiyappan's residence in Chennai to question him in connection to the scam.

The team later left Meiyappan's residence as he is not in Chennai at present.

It handed over the summons to those present at his residence.

Meiyappan has been asked to appear before the Mumbai Crime Branch in Mumbai between 11 am and 5 pm on Friday.

Srinivasan's son-in-law's name has cropped up after the interrogation of Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh.

Singh reportedly said he was acting (placing bets) on behalf of Meiyappan.

The actor's call records also showed that he made several calls to Chennai and Meiyappan.

Singh was arrested as an accused in the IPL scam on Tuesday. His custody ends on Friday.

The lid was blown off the IPL scam after Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan - were arrested along with 11 bookies from Mumbai on May 16 for their role in spot-fixing in the ongoing tournament.

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