N Srinivasan was barred from contesting the elections for BCCI presidency by the Supreme Court © IANS
N Srinivasan was barred from contesting the elections for BCCI presidency by the Supreme Court © IANS

 

Jan 22, 2015

BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel through a press release has said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision that it dished out to former President N.Srinivasan.  The Supreme Court on Thursday barred Srinivasan from contesting the upcoming presidential elections. In addition to this, the Supreme Court has also ordered to hold the elections within the next six weeks and has formed the a three-member committee consisting of top jurors to decide on the penalty to franchisees Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for their involvement in the IPL spot-fixing.

 

In the press release, BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said, “The BCCI welcomes the order of the Honorable Supreme Court, which has put to rest the uncertainty, that has prevailed in the recent past. The BCCI will extend it’s unstinted cooperation to the three-member committee appointed by the Honorable Supreme Court. The Annual General Body meeting of the BCCI which also includes the election of the office bearers will be held in accordance with the directions and timelines as stipulated by the Honorable Supreme Court”.

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The Apex Court however ruled Srinivasan not guilty when it declared that he played no role in covering up the entire incident. The court also found his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and co-owner of RR Raj Kundra were guilty of betting.