N Srinivasan © IANS
N Srinivasan © IANS

Nov 24, 2014

The Supreme Court (SC) came down hard on ICC chairman and former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) head N Srinivasan during the hearing of the Justice Mudgal panel probe report on November 24.

“You will have to address question of conflict of interest as head of BCCI and also as owner of IPL team, whose official is found to be involved,” the court’s statement was tweeted by press Trust of India.

The court also added that it has now become a mutual benefit society hinting at board administrators owning IPL teams.

“You are a person who is managing the show. You are also having a team in IPL. Your are the owner of a team (Chennai Super Kings) in IPL. Would it not be a conflict of interest,” asked an apex court bench headed by Justice T.S. Thakur.

This strong indictment by the court comes days after the board was trying to give a clean chit to Srinivasan after the court in its earlier hearing had said that Srinivasan was not involved in fixing.

Complete coverage of Supreme Court’s hearing