SRINIVASAN HASN'T BEEN RE-INSTATED
If T.V reports are to be believed, N.Srinivasan’s re-instatement as BCCI President is unlikely after the Bombay High Court’s ruled that a fresh probe would have to be ordered against Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra in the spot-fixing scandal. BCCI officials feel that in the backdrop of this ruling, Srinivasan should not be allowed to chair the working committee meeting on August 2.
When N.Srinivasan was asked in what capacity he would be attending the BCCI's working committee meeting in New Delhi, he had replied saying "You ask me that question on Friday when I attend the meeting". [LINK]
A report by NDTV claims that N.Srinivasan was back in the BCCI President chair, ending Jagmohan Dalmiya's reign as interim chief. It reveals that he took over at 08:00 P.M on Tuesday, riding on the fact that the two-judge probe panel had cleared his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan of any role in the spot-fixing scandal in the IPL.
BCCI IN AN EMBARRASSING SITUATION: DALMIYA
Dalmiya on Tuesday evening conceded that the BCCI was in an embarrassing situation following the Bombay High Court order terming as illegal the board panel that was probing the betting and spot fixing scandal in the IPL. [LINK]
BOMBAY HIGH COURT'S RULING
"The entire matter needs to be re-investigated. There was disparity in the evidence collected by the probe panel," the high court said in a public interest writ petition filed by Naresh Matani challenging the panel's constitution. [LINK]
DAWOOD NAMED IN IPL CHARGESHEET
Delhi police have name underworld kingpin Dawood Ibrahim and the BCCI in the IPL match-fixing chargesheet that was filed on Tuesday. Dawood is suspected to have controlled betting operations in India through his nexus of bookies in Pakistan, while the BCCI - that 'did nothing to stop fixing' - was blamed for allowing betting-conducive conditions to foster in the cash-rich IPL. [LINK]