Supreme Court won't stop Indian Premier League, Sunil Gavaskar to be president for duration of the tournament

Supreme Court has said that it won't stop any player from featuring in Indian Premier League 7. The top court has also asked Sunil Gavaskar to get out of contractual obligations with BCCI for commentary.

updated: March 28, 2014 14:23 IST
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New Delhi: Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has been installed as interim head of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday after the Supreme Court temporarily relieved N. Srinivasan of his duties as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

However, the court said that the seventh edition of the IPL can be held as scheduled with the participation of all eight teams, including the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals, the two sides linked to a corruption scandal. (How barring CSK and RR would have hit IPL 7)

Mr Srinivasan's position was deemed untenable after a three-member committee headed by Justice Mukul Mudgal indicted Mr Srinivasan's son-in-law guilty of illegal betting on last year's IPL tournament . Earlier this week, the Supreme Court urged Mr Srinivasan unsuccessfully to voluntarily step aside to ensure a fair investigation into the scandal. (Also read: Dhoni did not mislead IPL investigation, Supreme Court is told)

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