N Srinivasan has been barred from contesting BCCI elections © IANS
N Srinivasan has been barred from contesting BCCI elections © IANS

Jan 22, 2015

In an important Supreme Court (SC) judgement, the SC has recommended Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) to hold elections in a time period of six weeks. The SC gave this judgement after it barred the current President of BCCI, N Srinivasan to contest the next BCCI elections.

In other crucial judgement given by the SC , it has decided to make an independent body consisting of Justice Lodha, Justice Ravindran and Justice Bhan. The three-member committee have up to six months to impose a penalty and punish them. This committee will decide the fate of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR). SC has also said that the accusations were proved against Raj Kundra, by the Justice Mukul Mudgal-led committee.

Following these development the participation of CSK and RR in the eighth edition of the IPL is in doubt. Earlier SC had said that Raj Kundra and Gurunath Meiyappan were involved in betting. Srinivasan had brushed away these allegations terming Meiyappan as an “enthusiast”. This comes as a huge blow for Srinivasan as he was intending to contest the upcoming elections, but now cannot do so. The Apex court had however cleared Srinivasan on charges of cover-up in the IPL spot-fixing controversy of 2013