Am I Still Interim BCCI President? Sunil Gavaskar Asks Supreme Court to Clarify Position

Sunil Gavaskar was appointed BCCI's interim president when the Supreme Court barred N. Srinivasan from officiating as Board chief in the wake of the IPL match-fixing and betting scandal.

updated: July 11, 2014 20:00 IST
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Gavaskar is a highly respected commentator and is a regular on TV. While appointing him as stand-in chief, the court had directed Gavaskar to refrain from media assignments.


Sunil Gavaskar has written to the Supreme Court wanting to know his current status, vis-a-vis his appointment as the interim BCCI president (Indian Premier League affairs). In March this year, Gavaskar was asked by the Supreme Court to handle IPL matters after N. Srinivasan was barred from discharging his duties as BCCI president.

The Supreme Court felt Srinivasan's role as BCCI president was untenable because his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was indicted by a court-appointed inquiry committee for betting and sharing team information during IPL 2013. Meiyappan was a team official of Chennai Super Kings, a team owned by India Cements. Srinivasan is the Managing Director of India Cements.

Gavaskar's letter and other matters related to the IPL corruption case was listed in the Chief Justice's court on Friday. The case was adjourned after Justice Rohinton Nariman, part of a three-judge bench, recused from hearing Cricket Association of Bihar's plea against Srinivasan. Justice Nariman recused because he had represented Srinivasan in this case earlier.

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