Sunil Gavaskar relieved as BCCI interim chief by Supreme Court
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New Delhi: Jul 18, 2014
The Supreme Court relieved legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar as the interim president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in charge of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 and said that he was free to take up any assignment. The apex court bench headed by Justice T.S. Thakur relieved Gavaskar noting that the IPL 2014 for which he was appointed interim president had concluded June 1.
The court’s order came in the wake of a letter by Gavaskar to the apex court seeking clarity on his position in BCCI after the conclusion of IPL 2014 which he was entrusted to look after. The apex court had appointed the former India captain as interim president in March after then BCCI chief N. Srinivasan was asked to step aside in the wake of the alleged betting charges against his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan during IPL 2013.