Sundar Raman, the Brain Behind IPL and N. Srinivasan

In 2008, Sundar Raman impressed Lalit Modi and entered the Indian cricket world as the first CEO of the cash-rich league Indian Premier League. Despite turmoil in IPL and around its main administrators , Sundar Raman has retained his position with aplomb.

Updated: November 18, 2014 14:08 IST
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File photo of Sundar Raman (R) and Sunil Gavaskar during an IPL 2014 ceremony in Dubai.


Sundar Raman, who many feel is the brain behind N.Srinivasan the cricket administrator, is making headlines for the wrong reasons. The Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee report on corruption in Indian Premier League links the tournament's chief operating officer with bookies. (Top 10 developments)

Like Srinivasan, there are no charges of betting or match-fixing against Sundar Raman but his passive role in checking betting is equally serious. Mudgal's report says Sundar Raman "contacted a bookie's contact eight times in one season. He received information about Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra taking part in betting but did not act." (Also read: When Indian players broke down before Mudgal committee)

Sundar Raman, believed to be Srinivasan's right-hand man, has been served a notice by the Supreme Court and his lawyers will reply when the IPL scam hearing comes up on November 24.

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