IPL 6: Embattled Chennai relish the 'added' pressure before final clash against Mumbai

The growing scale of the IPL spot-fixing scam had cast a shadow on Sunday's final between CSK and Mumbai Indians. But it was later confirmed that the summit clash would go ahead as per schedule and the embattled CSK would also continue to be a part of the league despite the arrest of its top official on allegations of betting.

updated: May 25, 2013 21:01 IST
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Kolkata: Facing calls for suspension from the IPL following the arrest of its 'team principal' on charges of betting, Chennai Super Kings team on Saturday sought to distance itself from the scandal saying their players and support staff were not involved in betting or spot-fixing.

With CSK in turmoil after its 'team principal' Gurunath Meiyappan, who is also the son-in-law of BCCI President N Srinivasan, was arrested by Mumbai Police on Friday on charges of betting, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not turn up for the scheduled official press conference on the eve of the IPL summit showdown.

Instead, coach Stephen Fleming read out a statement, after apologising on behalf of Dhoni.

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