Full text of Supreme Court order on IPL controversy

The Supreme Court on Thursday finally gave its awaited verdict with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) barred from contesting in any election on grounds of conflict of interest. Former Chief Justice of India headed by the judges committee is been asked to form in order to decide the fates of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR).

Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra’s accusations of betting in the Indian Premiere League were proved as per the apex court. Meiyappan was a CSK team official and also son-in-law of N Srinivasan while Raj Kundra co-owns Rajasthan Royals with Shilpa Shetty. However, cover-up charges against Srinivasan weren’t proved.

As reported by Cricketcountry, the two-member bench of Justices TS Thakur and FMI Khalifulla, said, “Amendment in the BCCI rules allowing Srinivasan to own IPL team is bad as conflict of interest in cricket leads to great confusion.”

The bench further added, “No one who has commercial interest including N Srinivasan shall be eligible for any post in the BCCI and this disqualification on ground of commercial interest shall continue till such commercial interest will exist.”

The court then asked BCCI to hold its Annual General Meeting within six weeks, while the fate of CSK, RR, Kundra and Meiyappan will be decided by a three member panel within the next six months.

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