The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed N Srinivsan to take charge as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), while asking him not to interfere in the independent three-member panel appointed by it for probe in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing controversy.

"SC sets up probe panel headed by former CJ of Punjab and Haryana HC Mukul Mudgal to inquire into allegation of betting and spot fixing in IPL. SC asks probe panel to complete its inquiry preferably within four months," reported PTI.

The apex court also directed the counsels of BCCI and Cricket Association of Bihar to take instructions on the three-member probe panel on Tuesday.

Srinivasan was re-elected as BCCI president on September 29, 2013, unopposed in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and won a year’s extension on his current tenure. But according to SC directive, he could not take charge till the petition levelled against him was disposed.