ICC boss cleared of cor­rup­tion

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IN­TER­NA­TIONAL Cricket Coun­cil (ICC) chair­man Narayanaswami Srini­vasan has been cleared in a re­port sub­mit­ted to In­dia’s top court by a com­mit­tee prob­ing al­le­ga­tions of cor­rup­tion into the In­dian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 com­pe­ti­tion. The Supreme Court had re­lieved Srini­vasan of his du­ties as the coun­try’s cricket board pres­i­dent to en­sure a fair in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the con­tro­versy, in which his son-in-law Gu­runath Meiyap­pan was in­dicted for il­le­gal bet­ting on the 2013 IPL. The re­port said Srini­vasan, who took over as ICC chair­man in July, was not guilty of bet­ting or fix­ing nor of hav­ing tried to pre­vent the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Con­tro­versy sur­faced when for­mer Test bowler Shan­thaku­maran Sreesanth and two other lo­cal crick­eters, all play­ing for the Ra­jasthan Royals fran­chise, were ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of tak­ing money to con­cede a fixed num­ber of runs.

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