The Madras High Court has scheduled a hearing for former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni’s contempt of court plea against Tamil Nadu cadre IPS officer Sampath Kumar. The court will conduct the hearing on Thursday, June 15, as contempt of court cases are traditionally heard on Thursdays.
Dhoni filed the complaint against Kumar in response to the latter’s remarks regarding the INR 100 crore defamation suit filed by the cricketer. The suit was initiated by Dhoni to address his alleged involvement in the infamous IPL betting scandal of 2013.
According to reports, the Advocate General of Tamil Nadu, R. Shanmugasundaram, has granted permission for Dhoni to proceed with his case petition. It was agreed that Kumar’s remarks amounted to scandalizing court proceedings, prompting the Advocate General to authorize Dhoni’s plea.
The betting and match-fixing controversy rocked the cricket world in 2014, resulting in the suspension of several players from the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals franchises. Both teams were also banned from participating in the IPL during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
The upcoming hearing at the Madras High Court will provide Dhoni with an opportunity to present his case against Kumar and seek appropriate legal action. The outcome of the hearing will have significant implications for the parties involved and may shed light on the matter surrounding Dhoni’s alleged involvement in the IPL betting scandal.