BCCI broke its own rules while forming panel to probe IPL scandals, says court

Bombay High Court has rejected BCCI president in exile N Srinivisan's plea for a stay on its order to enable him move a higher court of appeal.

updated: July 31, 2013 18:11 IST
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Mumbai: The Bombay High Court, which struck down as "illegal and unconstitutional" the two-member panel that went into spot fixing and betting charges in the IPL, has held that the commission was constituted in violation of the rules framed by the BCCI itself. (Related read: Uncertainty over Srinivasan's return as BCCI chief remains)

However, it refrained from ordering a new panel of retired judges to go into the charges against India Cements Ltd, owners of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, its former Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of BCCI's President-in-exile N Srinivasan, and Raj Kundra, co-owner of Rajasthan Royals.

It held that forming a new probe commission was the prerogative of the Cricket Board. (Watch: Another embarrassment for BCCI)

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