MADRAS - The Madras High Court has restrained Zee Media Corporation Limited, an Indian television conglomerate, from airing any interviews or news related to fixing allegations against MS Dhoni. The interim order was passed on Tuesday after the India captain sought Rs 100 crore from Zee as damages for tarnishing his image.
In his plea to the court, Dhoni stated his hard-earned reputation was at risk from unverified reports. The reports surfaced following the submission of a sealed envelope - said to contain names of high-profile players allegedly involved in corrupt practices - to the Supreme Court by the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee investigating the IPL fixing case.
This is the first time Dhoni, through his lawyer PR Raman, has reacted in any manner to the IPL scandal. He had been silent at the time, even after the arrest of Chennai Super Kings' official and the BCCI president N Srinivasan¹s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan.
The charge sheet filed by Mumbai Police against Meiyappan and 21 others mentioned that fixing allegations had surfaced during the match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals on May 12, 2013.