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IPL Spot-fixing scam: Supreme court announces Sunil Gavaskar as BCCI interim chief, Rajasthan Royals and CSK allowed to play

Friday, 28 March 2014 - 10:21am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA web desk
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Today, Supreme court began its hearing on the IPL Spot-fixing scandal beginning at 10:30 am. 

*The next hearing on the case is slated for 16th April.  "Any Vice-president of the BCCI can take over after the IPL is over," the SC added. "Gavaskar will not be allowed to do commentary during the IPL but he will be compensated."

*Chennai superkings and Rajasthan Royals to play in IPL tournament. 

*No IPL team to be barred from participating in IPL season 7 tournament: Supreme court. 

*Supreme court announces that Sunil Gavaskar should be made the interim president of BCCI. He will take charge only for IPL. 

The three proposed interim orders are as follows,

*Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings will not take part in IPL 7 tournament. 

*Srinivasan has been removed from the post of BCCI president. Sunil Gavaskar will take over while the investigation is still on

*All India Cements employees to be removed from whatever position they are in the BCCI -- staff, auditors, Chief Financial Officer and even the computer operators

*Meanwhile after Dhoni's cover-up act surfaced, rumours were strife that he would quit. "He communicated with N Srinivasan today and it is understood that Dhoni has offered to resign as captain following the issue coming before the Supreme Court. Dhoni could have felt that his name and brand value could fall in a big way and took this call." as reported by Hindustan Times. 

*Lawyer Harish Salve took to twitter and expressed his views on Dhoni issue.

The Supreme Court on Friday passed its interim order on related to the controversial role of BCCI president N.Srinivasan in the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing scam that it will not stop the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which is currently dogged by a spot-fixing scandal while replacing Srinivasan with former India captain Sunil Gavaskar as BCCI interim president till IPL7.

Coming out after the court finished its hearing on the petition filed by Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB), Secretary of that association, Aditya Verma described all what the court had to say infront of a packed media.

“Srinivasan has been removed till the time the case is sub-judice. Sunil Gavaskar to oversee IPL 7 as interim president of BCCI and the court has allowed the IPL 7 to go ahead,” Verma said.

“Court said it is upto Gavaskar if Sundaraman will remain as CEO of IPL. This is just an interim order given by the SC and the court will re-open to give its final hearing on April 16th. As per BCCI’ counsel, BCCI vice-president Shivlal Yadav will then take over as the President of the cricket board,” Verma added.

The apex court on Tuesday asked Srinivasan to consider stepping down to facilitate a fair probe into the spot fixing scandal that hit the sixth edition of the IPL last year.

The Supreme Court made its observation on reports submitted to it by a probe panel headed by retired Justice Mukul Mudgal.

Justice Mukul Mudgal and his team - including L. Nageswara Rao and Nilay Dutta - had submitted their probe panel report on February 10. The Mudgal committee submitted two reports to the Supreme Court on February 10.

Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, who was a team official of Chennai Super Kings, has been indicted by a Supreme Court appointed inquiry committee of betting and sharing team information.

 

*Mr Salve represents Aditya Verma of Bihar Cricket Association. His tweets concluded, ""I have admired Dhoni's skills on the field. However possibly by error of judgment he not only took a job as Vice President in Ind Cement but he appeared before Mudgal comm (with Srini) and asserted that meiyapan had no connection with CSK. A cover up to save M is corruption as defined in the relevant regulations. That was my submission in the SC. Also that I can't believe that capt of CSK didn't know M's role."​

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