N Srinivasan can contest BCCI election but can't take charge, says Supreme Court

N Srinivasan (above) is seeking to extend his tenure as BCCI chief © IANS

Sep 27, 2013

The Supreme Court told in-exile Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief N Srinivasan that he can contest in the board’s election but cannot take charge till it decides on a petition by Cricket Association of Bihar.
The Apex Court also said that the board can proceed with its annual general body meetinsg and elect office bearers, which includes the president.
Earlier, the Cricket Association of Bihar had moved to the apex court to restrain Srinivasan from becoming the president of BCCI on morale ground as his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan is facing allegations of betting in Indian Premier League.

India, cricket’s superpower, generates 70 per cent of international the game’s revenue due to its vast television audiences, allowing the BCCI to have its way in all significant decisions on the game’s future.

Other international boards dread falling out with the BCCI, aware that the sale of television rights when India is in town is vital to their survival.