In 2013, Chennai Super king was charged with betting in IPL and since then netizens have considered Chennai Super king as the no. 1 fixing team in IPL because of all the controversies and scandals.
The netizens also claimed if Match-fixing was art, Chennai super king is Picasso of it.
HISTORY OF CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
We saw in IPL 2013 that Chennai Super King and Rajasthan Royal were alleged for betting and spot-fixing respectively.
Mumbai police arrested Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan, Vindo Dara Singh, and Priyank Sepani for betting in IPL, and Delhi Police arrested Rajasthan Royals’ players S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, and Ankeet Chavan for spot-fixing.
After both the teams were found guilty, Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra were banned by BCCI from all future matches. Chennai Super King and Rajasthan Royals made a comeback in IPL 2018 with Chennai winning the trophy.
The team has won the trophy in the year 2010,2011 and 2018,2021 and has been 5 times runners-up. Chennai Super Kings have been the most successful IPL team even though it has been under scrutiny.
When Dhoni was asked about suspension from IPL for two. years, he told the media that it was his most difficult phase in life as they had nothing to do with match-fixing yet they were punished. He also goes on to say that the franchise was responsible for it, not the player.
The Twitter users named Chennai super kings as fixer kings Which trended for quite some time. Whenever the topic of match fixing comes up Chennai always tops the list. One of the reasons why Chennai is looked down as a match-fixing team is because it holds the highest record of winning the IPL trophy.
Even though CSK players are accused of match-fixing, no one has ever been convicted.
WHAT IS SPOT-FIXING IN IPL?
Spot-fixing is an illegal activity practiced in sports. In spot-fixing, the player plays in a certain way to get desired results from his action. The player limits the chances of winning for the victory of another team. In India, three players in IPL season 6(2013) were found guilty.
WHAT IS BETTING IN CRICKET?
Some people bet money on the teams they think will win the match. Players can also bet by predicting whether their score will cross or will be under the amount they fixed.
The Indian government has made it illegal for people to gamble in any sort of meetings or ground but as such, there is no law for online gambling hence it is completely legal. Anyone who is found guilty of gambling is fined ₹100 or a maximum of 1 month in prison.
If someone is found running a gambling organization he or she is fined ₹200 or a maximum of 3 months in prison. Till now not a single member of Csk has been found guilty of betting yet Csk is considered to be the no.1 match-fixing team in Ipl.
CRICKETERS BANNED FOR MATCH-FIXING
1) TP Sudhindra( Deccan Chargers in the Indian cricket league) was banned for life as he was found guilty in 2012.
2) Mohnish Mishra ( Deccan Charges/ Pune Warriors India) fell for a television sting operation hence he was found guilty.
3) Amit Yadav and Abhinav Bali (Kings XI Punjab) were banned for a year by BCCI as he accepted illegal offers in 2019 from news reporters who impersonated members of a sports agency.