New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) filed an appeal in the Supreme Court on Monday, challenging the Bombay High court's order deeming IPL probe panel as 'illegal and unconstitutional.'
In its Special Leave Petition (SPL), BCCI maintains that the probe panel was legal and was in accordance with the rules of the Board. It also says that the High Court's ruling that the BCCI did not follow rules was erranous. The cricket board now wants a stay on the judgement. (Read: Sports Minister says BCCI must restore public faith)
Bombay High Court last month had declared that the probe panel constituted by BCCI to look into allegations of spot-fixing was illegal and unconstitutional. This after the two-member panel - consisting of retired High Court judges - had given a clean chit to Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, saying the two franchises and their respective owners were not guilty of spot-fixing. (Suggested read: BCCI's hasty probe comes under heavy attack)