New Delhi, Nov 19: Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar lashing out on Gurunath Meiyyapan over his involvement in IPL betting has said full force of law must come down on the son-in-law of BCCI President-in-exile N Srinivasan. A news paper quoting Gavaskar said, “The full force of the law must come down on Meiyyapan.”
Gavaskar has reportedly questioned the silence of N. Srinivasan and said that Srinivasan needs to explain why he did not act against players if he knew that they were involved in fixing.
“There are reports which say the Mudgal committee report has found that Srinivasan knew about betting but did not do anything about it.
Srinivasan should answer for why he did not act if he knew that a player was guilty,” Gavaskar has reportedly said.
The former captain also suggested that the government should think about legalising betting in India.
“A lot of betting happens through black money. But if you open official betting shop, Government will be able to increase its revenues. It’s like prohibition, if someone wants to bet illegally, they will. Government should think about legalising betting,” said the cricketer.
Gavaskar sought to draw a distinction between team owners who were found guilty of betting and players, saying that players should not be punished till the time it can be established that the owner of the team influenced the player.
(With Agency Inputs)