IPL final: Off-field events crippled Chennai Super Kings, says coach Stephen Fleming

The Chennai Super Kings on Saturday in a press conference had issued a statement distancing itself from the raging spot fixing controversy in which their chief executive officer Gurunath Meiyappan has been arrested.

updated: May 27, 2013 12:08 IST
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Kolkata: Observing that "events outside the ground were disrupting", Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on Sunday blamed its batters for poor shot selection after they were "outplayed" by the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League final at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. (Scorecard)

"It has been a difficult week for us. Events outside the ground were disrupting. We are not used to such things. We are very calculated side and this week has been difficult and disruptive as we had explained in yesterday's (Saturday) press conference. (Read: Chennai Super Kings owner and BCCI boss N Srinivasan booed by Kolkata crowd)

"Today, we were hoping that our performance would reflect our pride and the nature of the side. But that wasn't to be, a disappointing end to otherwise a very good season," Fleming said at the post match media conference. (Watch: Chennai looked like they were playing to lose the final, wonder experts)

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