New Delhi: BCCI president N Srinivasan's woes refuse to die down with the Supreme Court on Monday saying that the controversial India Cements boss can't be allowed to discharge his duties as BCCI president, though the SC suggested that it may allow him to do so if he distances himself from all matters related the IPL.
While hearing the petition filed by the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB), SC also mooted the idea that a three-member probe panel headed by retired Justice Mukul Mudgal, senior advocate Nageshwar Rao and Nilesh Dutta be formed to look into the allegations of spot-fixing that surfaced during IPL6. SC asked the petitioners to return tomorrow if they have any objections. BCCI, however, has suggested Arun Jaitley and Assam Cricket Board vice president Niloy Dutta to be on the probe panel
Though SC has merely given its suggestion and not yet given its decision on the matter, it firmly ruled that Srinivasan, who has been re-elected as BCCI president unopposed, can't resume office until a verdict in the case is announced. Srinivasan is also one of the accused in the charge-sheet filed in the Jagan Reddy case.
SC has been deliberating on a PIL filed by the CAB to stop Srinivasan from contesting the BCCI elections, which the court eventually allowed to be held on schedule, after his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was charge-sheeted in the IPL scandal. Now that Srinivasan has been re-elected as president, the petitioner wants the court to stop him from discharging his duties as BCCI president.