As the Supreme Court resumed its hearing on Tuesday in connection with the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal, petitioner’s advocate Harish Salve appealed to SC to keep away the ousted BCCI president N Srinivasan from the Indian cricket board under section 6 (of BCCI) for two to five years.
Salve also pushed for revealing names of the tainted cricketers and want SC to make the full Mudgal report public.
According to media reports the SC clearly indicated that no matter if you win or lose, leaking information cannot be forgiven.
However, there is no decision taken on N Srinivasan.
In the end the hearing has been adjourned till November 27th.
Earlier, on Monday the Supreme Court severe lashed against the BCCI, which was a big blow for N Srinivasan’s hopes of being reinstated as the BCCI chief. The apex court had asked the ICC boss to come clean on the issue of conflict of interest of being board president and Chennai Super Kings owner simultaneously.
The Supreme Court has said that the cash-rich tournament is a mutual beneficial society between BCCI and IPL.
Making some stringent observations over the report submitted by the Mudgal panel, the Supreme Court told BCCI that the common man’s trust has been shaken and it’s time to uphold the glory of the game.
The SC also has asked BCCI how members who are financially viable had gone on to become team owners in IPL and how is that not a conflict of interest.
The SC also stated that cricket must be played in its true spirit and should remain a gentleman’s game and BCCI allowing things like spot-fixing and betting to happen is killing the game of cricket.
During the proceedings, the BCCI reiterated the fact that N Srinivasan should be reinstated as the chief since there are no charges against him.
Last week, the BCCI decided to stand behind N Srinivasan and IPL COO Sundar Raman, after an emergency working committee meeting on November 18.
With the SC clearing Srinivasan of betting and match-fixing charges, the latter had sought the apex body to reinstate him as the BCCI president and to allow CSK to play in the IPL.
The Mudgal Committee, which had submitted its report on November 17 had said that Srinivasan, along with four other BCCI officials, was aware of the violation of the Players Code of Conduct by a player mentioned as ‘Individual 3’ in Mudgal report, but no action was taken by any of them.