N. Srinivasan Appeals to Supreme Court to Reinstate him as BCCI President; Aditya Verma to File Contempt Petition

The Supreme Court has stripped N. Srinivasan off his powers as BCCI president till the investigations into the IPL fixing scam was over. A final report is expected August-end.

updated: May 21, 2014 22:47 IST
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N. Srinivasan has filed an interim application on Wednesday appealing to the Supreme Court to reinstate him as BCCI president. The top court had stripped Srinivasan off his powers as Board head in the wake of the 2013 Indian Premier League match-fixing and betting case that involved the embattled BCCI supremo's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, a Chennai Super Kings team official.

Meanwhile, the petitioner in the IPL corruption case, Aditya Verma of Cricket Association of Bihar, said his counsel will file a contempt petition against Srinivasan for flouting court orders. Verma alleges that Srinivasan had defied the top court by "secretly" meeting Chennai Super Kings and top officials in Ranchi on May 13. Srinivasan's application is likely to be heard on Thursday.

The Supreme Court, vide its orders on March 28 and May 16, restrained Srinivasan from discharging his duties as BCCI president. The court has also formed a new committee under retired judge Justice Mukul Mugdal to investigate further allegations of corruption against Srinivasan and 12 players, some of whom have played for India. The court wants a final order by August-end. The next hearing is scheduled in September.

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