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Gavaskar to head BCCI during IPL 7 season

Sunil Gavaskar

Initiating a clean up, the Supreme Court today took the BCCI out of N Srinivasan’s grip and handed it over to legendary player Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil GavaskarNew Delhi: Initiating a clean up, the Supreme Court today took the BCCI out of N Srinivasan’s grip and handed it over to legendary player Sunil Gavaskar during upcoming IPL 7 but allowed Chennai Superkings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) to play in the tournament.

While posting the case for hearing on April 16, the Court also directed that the senior most Vice President of the Board, Shivlal Yadav, will be looking after the other affairs of BCCI.

A bench of justices A K Patnaik and F M Ibrahim Kalifulla, which had yesterday proposed barring CSK and RR in the tournament, did not bar them from playing in the matches along with six other teams in the Indian Premier League tournament beginning April 16 in Dubai.

It also said that Gavaskar will have to get out of the contract with BCCI for commentary in order to discharge the duty assigned by the court. It directed BCCI to adequately compensate the veteran cricketer.

There was no clarity on what will be the status of Srinivasan, who had last year stepped aside in the wake of betting and match-fixing scandal during IPL 6, when former President Jagmohan Dalmiya was made the acting head briefly.

However, Srinivasan’s term comes to an end in September when the Annual General Meeting of the BCCI is scheduled to take place when a new chief could be elected.

The apex order today came during a hearing on the Justice Mudgal Committee report that went into betting and spot-fixing charges against those in CSK and RR during IPL 6.

In a packed-courtroom, the bench made it clear that no employee of India Cements, except players and commentators, will be allowed to get involved in any duties or activities of BCCI.

PTI

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