SC refuses to restrain Srini from contesting ICC polls

SC refuses to restrain Srini from contesting ICC polls

 In a window of hope for N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear a plea made by the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) to restrain the non-working BCCI president from taking over as ICC chairman.

A bench of Justices J S Khehar and C Nagappan said that it would not hear any request from the CAB, locked in legal feud with the BCCI, as the court’s previous order was clear.

The CAB’s counsel contended that the man (Srinivasan) who had been restrained from functioning as the BCCI president till the conclusion of probe cannot be allowed to take up the post of the ICC chairman.

He was referring to the apex court’s order of May 16, giving the Justice Mudgal committee a fresh mandate to investigate allegations of corruption that emerged against Srinivasan and 12 others during the probe of betting and spot fixing during IPL 6.

In March, the court replaced Srinivisan with former Indian Test captain Sunil Gavaskar for managing the affairs of IPL 7 and asked the senior-most vice president Shivlal Yadav to take charge as the president of the BCCI manage other affairs of the Board.

The court’s order came after Srinivasan had expressed his willingness to step aside till the disposal of the matter. The CAB had raised the issue of “brazen conflict of interest” as those associated with India Cements were occupying key posts in the BCCI, obviating the possibility of any fair probe in betting and spot fixing scandal.

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