Category: Cricket

Who is Gurunath Meiyappan?

Courtesy: ESPNCricinfo

Until two days ago, the impression Gurunath Meiyappan gave was that of one of the few IPL team owners who behaved normally and in a dignified manner. Now he is not the team owner anymore and, it can be surmised given his current location, lacks some of that dignity. After Mumbai Police sent him summons to appear for interrogation for his alleged involvement in illegal cricket betting, his franchise, Chennai Super Kings, was quick to wash its hands off him; he is no longer the team principal nor does he have to do anything with India Cements, the company that owns Super Kings.

via IPL fixing allegations : Who is Gurunath Meiyappan? | Cricket Features | Indian Premier League | ESPN Cricinfo.

What is Spot-fixing?

What is Spot-fixing?

Spot-fixing involves a player agreeing to perform to order by pre-arrangement. For example, a bowler might deliberately bowl consecutive wides in his second over or a batsman could make sure he does not reach double figures.

Twenty20 cricket is particularly susceptible because so much happens so quickly that individual performances can soon be forgotten or dismissed as inconsequential.

via What is Spot-fixing? — ZeeNews.com.