N Srinivasan stays away from Chennai Super Kings ahead of BCCI polls

International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman N Srinivasan has decided to maintain distance between him and Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK), which is owned by India Cements Limited and also headed by Srinivasan himself.

The Supreme Court in its hearing has disallowed officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from having commercial interests in the IPL. According to a report by Cricketcountry, the apex court ordered Srinivasan to sell off his stake with CSK when he expressed his keen interest in contesting the BCCI elections.

The court order stated that a person cannot contest elections, “till such time the person concerned holds such commercial interest (in the board) or till the three member committee (probing charges of betting on IPL matches against IPL teams CSK and RR and their officials/owners Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra) considers and awards suitable punishment to those liable for the same, whichever is later.”