Why has BCCI lost its credibility? asks Supreme Court as it defers N. Srinivasan's return

Apex court to decide on October 7 N. Srinivasan's return as BCCI president. Board lawyers say Srinivasan will not participate in Indian Premier League-related affairs and a fresh panel will be constituted to investigate allegations of corruption in IPL 2013. The court has now left it to Cricket Association of Bihar to approve the panel proposed by the BCCI.

updated: September 30, 2013 15:05 IST
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The Supreme Court said on Monday that it will decide on October 7 N. Srinivasan's return as Board of Control for Cricket in India president. At the Board's Annual General Meeting in Chennai on Sunday, Srinivasan had won a year's extension after completing his two-year term this month.

Hearing an application filed by the Cricket Association of Bihar seeking an injunction on Srinivasan performing his duties as president of the BCCI, the apex court said on Monday it was concerned with the happenings in the Board and particularly, the IPL. The court said: "Fact is so many things are coming out of IPL and BCCI, something is seriously wrong with the apex body controlling cricket."

In August, the Bihar body moved the Supreme Court to institute a fresh panel to probe the Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting scandals. Bihar's lawyers said Srinivasan had no "moral authority" to continue as BCCI president since his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was allegedly involved with betting on IPL matches. Meiyappan has now been charge-sheeted by Mumbai Police.

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