Former Indian cricketer MS Dhoni has filed a contempt of court petition in the Madras High Court against IPS officer G Sampath Kumar, who had investigated the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal of 2013 [Mahendra Singh Dhoni v. G Sampath Kumar IPS]..In his plea, Dhoni has said that Sampath had made certain defamatory remarks in his written submissions in a related case, and that such remarks would amount to contempt of court.The matter was listed for hearing on Friday, but could not be taken up due to paucity of time..In 2021, Dhoni had filed a defamation suit in the High Court against Sampath, a television media company and others over alleged malicious statements and news reports claiming that the cricketer had been involved in betting and match fixing of IPL matches in 2013. He had sought to restrain the defendants - including Kumar, who initially probed the IPL betting scam - from issuing or publishing defamatory statements against him related to the issue.At the time, Justice S Tamilvanan, who has since retired, had granted an interim injunction restraining the defendants from making such statements or publishing them.In his contempt plea, Dhoni said that in July this year, he had obtained the consent of the Tamil Nadu Advocate General to pursue contempt proceedings against Sampath. He thus urged the High Court to issue summons to Sampath..Sampath had earlier approached the Court to quash and set aside the defamation proceedings against him. He had submitted his written submissions to the Court in December 2021. In the same, Sampath said that the intent of the defamation suit was to gag him. He also claimed that Dhoni had chosen to file the suit at the Madras High Court, even though he was not a resident of Tamil Nadu, and this showed that the cricketer and others were part of a "conspiracy" and were intent on "gagging voices." He also questioned the Supreme Court's decision to keep the Mudgal Committee report, which contained details of the probe into allegations of corruption against former Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) Chairman N Srinivasan and others, in a sealed cover. .M/S C Seethapathy and advocates A Umasankar and Gokul Sundar appear for M S Dhoni.