Sundar Raman's position in the IPL had come under scrutiny © Getty Images
Sundar Raman’s position in the IPL had come under scrutiny © Getty Images

 

Apr 16, 2014

 

Sundar Raman has been permitted to continue as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) by the Supreme Court. Earlier last month, the Supreme Court had asked Sunil Gavaskar, the interim President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to decide on whether Raman should continue as the COO of IPL.

 

In its hearing in the matter on Wednesday, the Supreme Court said that Sundar Raman can continue in his post. However, it has also said that N Srinivasan cannot take charge of any function inside the BCCI. This is because he has been named amongst the 13 people with serious allegations in the Mudgal Report, as NDTV reported.

 

The Supreme Court have also asked the BCCI to respond on as to how they will conduct investigations into the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal. They have to look into the allegations into the 13 people who have been named by the Mudgal report.

 

Earlier this month, unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma stepped up pressure on Board of Cricket for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s interim president for Indian Premier League (IPL) Sunil Gavaskar to remove Sundar Raman from the post of COO.

 

“I had earlier invited your kind attention to the fact that Mr Sundar Raman’s continuation as COO of IPL is deeply prejudicial to the interest of IPL and game of cricket. However, no action has been taken on my said letter nor any response to the same has been given. By way of this reminder, I would urge you that in the interest of IPL and the game of cricket please remove Sundar Raman as COO of IPL,” Verma wrote in a letter to Gavaskar, according to PTI.