Written by Staff Writer
28 Mar, 2014 | 12:41 pm
The Supreme Court installed former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar as the interim head of India’s troubled cricket board Friday in place of the scandal-tainted incumbent N. Srinivasan.
Gavaskar would be made “interim working president” of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the court said, adding that the appointment would place him in overall charge of the upcoming edition of the annual Indian Premier League.
As interim president of BCCI, Gavaskar will exercise all powers concerning IPL.
The apex court also allowed the two teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals to play during IPL season 7 and the IPL matches will go on as per schedule.
The SC on Tuesday had told Srinivasan to step down as the BCCI chief to enable free and fair probe in the betting and spot-fixing scandal involving his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and some cricketers.
Meiyappan was found guilty of match-fixing and betting during IPL 2013 by the apex court-appointed committee, headed by former Punjab and Haryana chief justice Mudgal, probing corruption charges against team owners of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.
The Hindustan Times
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