BCCI’s plea against Bombay High Court ruling to be heard by Supreme Court today

N Srinivasan (right) has so far refused to comment on the Bombay High Court order declaring BCCI’s two-member probe panel as illegal © PTI

New Delhi: Aug 7, 2013

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) plea against the Bombay High Court will be heard by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The High Court had earlier ruled declaring that the BCCI’s two-member probe panel for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing and betting controversy was illegal.

The BCCI on Monday moved the Supreme Court challenging a Bombay HC’s order seeking immediate stay.

The High Court on July 30 said that the probe panel was not set up in accordance with its constitution and the two member commission was violating BCCI’s very own rules.

“The (probe) Commission was not duly constituted and was contrary to and in violation of the provisions of Rules 2.2 and 3 of Section 6 of the Operational Rules (of BCCI),” the High Court had said. It also rejected Srinivisan’s plea for a stay on its order to allow him to move to a higher court in appeal, reports Zee News.

The panel, comprising retired judges T Jayarama Chouta and R Balasubramanian, had given clean chit to BCCI President N Srinivasan‘s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, the Chennai Super Kings team principal, and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra.

(With inputs from PTI and IANS)