N. Srinivasan Closer to ICC Chair After Supreme Court 'Boost'

For the second time this month, the Supreme Court has declined to hear a petition to stop BCCI president-in-exile N. Srinivasan from taking over as ICC chairman.

updated: June 16, 2014 16:58 IST
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New Delhi: In another shot in the arm for N. Srinivasan, a vacation bench of the Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a plea by Cricket Association of Bihar to stop the Board of Control for Cricket in India president-in-exile to take charge as ICC chairman. Last week, the court had rejected a similar petition. Srinivasan is set to be the first chairman of the new-look ICC.

Nalini Chidambaram, appearing for CAB, argued that court must list the petition at the earliest otherwise Srinivasan would assume charge as ICC Chairman. Srinivasan is among 13 persons being investigated by the Justice Mukul Mudgal panel for corruption in IPL 2013.

BCCI lawyer told court that last week the same plea was turned done by the Supreme Court and now the petitioner is trying before this new bench. The Supreme Court vacation bench comprising Justice Vikramjit Sen and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh said, "When the earlier bench (Justice JS Kher and Justice C Nagappan) has declined, it is not fair for this bench to hear. There is no urgency."

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