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India’s National Cricket Team Captain sues Zee TV for defamation
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India’s cricket captain and captain of IPL team Chennai Super Kings, “has sued the private television network Zee TV for defamation,” according to a BCC News India article.
Dhoni filed suit in Madras High Court for 100 crore rupees (9.8 million in GBP) in damages against the defendants for “showing false reports suggesting his involvement in betting and match fixing.” A Financial Express article identified “Zee Media Corporation Limited, Zee News Editor and Business Head Sudhir Chaudary, IPS officer G Sampath Kumar (who initially probed the IPL betting scam) and News Nation network private limited” as the defendants. A Financial Express article further explained that Dhoni filed the case “for allegedly telecasting "malicious" news that he was involved in betting, spot and match fixing of IPL matches,” and for “carrying highly defamatory, scandalous and libellous false reports and statements since February 11, 2014.”
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Manali previously researched on sports and society in India, specifically focusing on the influence of sport on the gender divide in India. She joined LawInSport in September 2013 as a research assistant providing updates on Indian sports law.