Agencies, New Delhi
The Supreme Court today removed Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) president N Srinivasan and appointed former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar as its interim working President, till the conclusion of the IPL-7 tournament.
A bench comprising Justices A K Patnaik and Fakkir Mohammed Kalifulla also directed that Chennai Super Kings(CSK) and Rajasthan Royals(RR) shall participate in IPL-7.
The apex court also directed that Vice-President from south zone Shivlal Yadav should take over as the BCCI chief after IPL-7 is over and continue till the investigation in IPL spot fixing and betting scam is over.
The apex court also directed that Gavaskar shall get out of all his obligations towards BCCI and shall also do ‘’neither documentary nor commentary for the Board’’. Gavaskar was also directed to keep out all those who have stake in CSK or India Cement. The Supreme Court fixed next date of hearing for April 16.
Former Punjab and Harayana High Court chief justice Mukul Mudgal has reportedly named six capped players of Team India as suspects in the IPL spot fixing scam.
Srinivasan, his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and captain of Team India M S Dhoni are also under the scanner of the investigating agency. Justice Mudgal has given a damning report against Srinivasan and his son-in-law and has described the continuation of Srinivasan as BCCI chief as ‘nauseating’.