Supreme Court to BCCI: Why shouldn't a fresh panel probe IPL spot-fixing scam?

Apex court tells BCCI, its president N. Srinivasan, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royal to reply to its notice by September 11. The notice is expected to be discussed at BCCI's working committee meeting on Sunday.

updated: August 30, 2013 14:49 IST
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Acting on a fresh appeal by Cricket Association of Bihar, the Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, its president N. Srinivasan, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals asking why a fresh panel should not be formed to investigate the IPL spot-fixing scam. BCCI, CSK, RR and Srinivasan have to reply to the Supreme Court notice by September 11.

A fresh appeal by the Cricket Association of Bihar had put off Thursday's Supreme Court hearing on the validity of the Board of Control for Cricket in India's panel that investigated allegations of betting and spot-fixing during the Indian Premier League 2013. This new appeal was against a July 30 Bombay High Court verdict that said the BCCI had violated its own rules in formation of the commission investigating the owners of CSK and Rajasthan Royals. (BCCI Working Committee meet on Sunday)

In a fresh Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed on August 13, the Bihar association had contended the High Court could either have formed a new commission or monitored a fresh panel formed by the BCCI. "Essentially, we wanted the court to suggest an alternate mechanism of investigation to be fair to all parties," said a CAB official.

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