Why are you so keen to be elected? Supreme Court judges ask N. Srinivasan

Saying the Board of Control for Cricket in India was bigger than an individual, Supreme Court judges take strong exception to N. Srinivasan continuing as Board president when his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was charge sheeted for corruption during Indian Premier League this year.

updated: September 27, 2013 16:29 IST
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Supreme Court judges Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice J.S. Kehar expressed their disappointment at N. Srinivasan continuing to run for an extension as Board of Control for Cricket in India president when his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan is facing charges of betting and match-fixing during this year's Indian Premier League. While hearing an application to stop Srinivasan from contesting the BCCI election in Chennai on Sunday, the judges said: "Why he is in charge (as the BCCI president) if his son-in-law has been charge sheeted?"

The Supreme Court on Friday was deliberating on an application filed by the Cricket Association of Bihar seeking interim injunction restraining Srinivasan from contesting for the post of BCCI president in the AGM to be held in Chennai. The Bihar association has appealed that Srinivasan be not inducted in any committee of the Board till all cases pertaining to IPL corruption were resolved. Srinivasan is seeking a year's extension after completing his two-year stay this month.

The court has allowed the BCCI elections to go ahead on Sunday and has not stopped Srinivasan from contesting. But it has also said that Srinivasan will not be able to deliver his duties as president till the court cleared him to assume office. The Supreme Court will again hear the Bihar application again on Monday.

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