New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): The Supreme Court today allowed N. Srinivasan to take charge as President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Pronouncing its order, the apex court said Srinivasan was elected 'democratically', and added that there were no charges of corruption against him.
The apex court had yesterday proposed the constitution of a new three-member panel to probe allegations made in connection with a spot-fixing scandal that took place during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Today's order of the Supreme Court is seen as a relief for N. Srinivasan, as against the apex court's proposal yesterday to set up of a three-member panel headed by former Punjab and Haryana High Court chief justice Mukul Mudgal to probe the spot-fixing scandal.
Srinivasan was elected unopposed as president of the BCCI for a third term in the cricket board's AGM on September 29.
The Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) had moved the Supreme Court on September 23, seeking to restrain N. Srinivasan from getting re-elected to the top-post because of his connection to Gurunath Meiyappan, his son-in-law, who is presently facing corruption charges in connection with the sixth edition of the IPL. (ANI)