Full text of Supreme Court order on IPL 2013 spot-fixing scandal, N Srinivasan, Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra
Supreme Court said N Srinivasan cannot contest BCCI elections © IANS

 

The Supreme Court on Thursday barred Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from contesting in any election on grounds of conflict of interest. Furthermore, a judges committee under a former Chief Justice of India to decide on the punishment in the IPL scandal has been asked to form, which threatened the future of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR).

The court found allegations of betting against Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra proved. Meiyappan was a CSK team official and son-in-law of BCCI President-in-exile Srinivasan and Raj Kundra is a Rajasthan Royals co-owner. However, charges of cover up against Srinivasan was not proved.

 

 

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.”

“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 bench said.

The court has asked BCCI to hold its Annual General Meeting within six weeks.