NEW DELHI: Indian Supreme Court (SC) on Friday has ordered to appointed the former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar as interim chief of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after replacing N. Srinivasan due to spot fixing charges in Indian Premier League (IPL).
The Indian court said Sunil Gavaskar will replace N Srinivasan and officiate as president during the IPL. One of the five vice presidents of the Board of Control for Cricket in India or BCCI will be overall president.
“In the place of Srinivasan, we propose to appoint an experienced cricket player like Sunil Gavaskar to replace him and function as BCCI president,” justice AK Patnaik said at the hearing.
The court today said it will not stop any player from joining the IPL from April 16.
The apex court had asked Mr Srinivasan to step down and suggested that Mr Gavaskar take over as interim president till the probe is completed into Mr Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan’s alleged involvement in betting during the IPL 2013.
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.