Chennai Super Kings © PTI
Chennai Super Kings © PTI

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the hearing on the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal in the Supreme Court on November 27.

Lalit Modi: Im glad that the SC is taking a harsh measure against the BCCI. I think thats the right direction, as far as the fans of cricket are concerned. After all the enquiries that have been going on, we dont need another one. We need to get this thing settled and move on. BCCI though wants to maintain themselves in power and hold on to their seat, without sparing a thought for the game.

Justice Mukul Mudgal: I can’t say anything about that [On Srinvasan’s dimming chances of returning to the BCCI]

Pradeep Magazine [Senior journalist]: The way Supreme Court has handled the issue so far, if there was an external panel, I’m sure it would be free of BCCI’s influence. If the SC is saying that the Mudgal Panel is the final investigating authority, then the Mudgal’s findings will be the word of truth on the investigation. It was high time the conflict of interest was brought out in the open. Im sure Meiyappan’s associates will be revealed in the open in the future.

Sarbananda Sonowal [Union Sports Minister]: [to the media] Let me go through the reports first, then ill come back to you.

Ac Muthiah (Former BCCI chief]: It couldnt be a better judgement than this.The board must realise

Kirti Azad: The SC has given an important observation. Im sure cricket will get clean with the passage of time.

The Supreme Court orders fresh BCCI elections and the tainted officials to step aside, according to emerging reports. Basically a new BCCI should be setup.

The Supreme Court observes that members of India Cements cannot contest in the BCCI elections, which is basically preventing the N Srinvasan from returning to the Indian Cricket Administration fold.

The Supreme Court has said that IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) must be disqualified.

Earlier, the Supreme Court, during its hearing on November 14 said that Gurunath Meiyappan, N Srinivasan, Sundar Raman and Raj Kundra were among the 13 people named in the Justice Mudgal Commitee report, submitted to the apex court.

During the hearing, the apex court of India has asked the BCCI, ICC chief and former BCCI president N Srinivasan and the remaining non-cricketers to file their objections within next four days. The court has also asked the report to be provided to BCCI and N Srinivasan as well as those who have been named.

PTI reported Supreme Court telling BCCI, “Cricket must be played in its true spirit and should remain a gentleman’s game.” About the spot-fixing scandal, it said, “If you allow these things to happen, then you are killing the game of cricket.”

Some of the major events expected in this hearing are – will the SC clear N Srinivasan to resume term as BCCI chief and what decision will be taken on Gurunath Meiyappan whose involvement with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has been proved. Earlier, Srinivasan had said that Meiyappan was just an ‘enthusiast’.

Additionally, Sunder Raman who was IPL’s COO until 2008, has been found to have contacted a bookie eight times during a single season. From the names mentioned above, only Srinivasan and Raman have filed their grievances after the decision.