The Supreme Court resumed the hearing in the IPL spot-fixing and betting case today.
On request of the apex court, the BCCI submitted people who will suffer if the rule 6.2.4 that allows administrators to have commercial interests is struck down.
The BCCI President-in-exile named Sunil Gavaskar, Sourav Ganguly, Ravi Shastri and Kris Srikkanth in that list.
Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the BCCI to disclose the effect on the IPL and Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournaments if its president N. Srinivasan doesn’t own the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise.
“What would be the effect on the Indian Premier League and Champions League if your president does not own a team? If he goes, will it lead to collapse of the project,” the apex court bench of Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla asked as the apex cricketing body told the court that having commercial interest in IPL were distinct from the conflict of interest issue.
Senior counsel C.A. Sundaram told the court that except for Srinivasan, no other administrator owns a team or has commercial interest in the IPL.
The court sought the list of the people who would be affected if it was to strike down the Board of Control for Cricket in India rules that permitted its members from having commercial interest in the IPL and the Champions League.
The court’s poser to BCCI came in the course of the hearing of the plea by the Cricket Association of Bihar which has challenged a Sep 27, 2008, amendment to its rule 6.2.4 permitting its office bearers, administrator, players and others to have commercial interest in the IPL.