NEW DELHI: BCCI honcho N Srinivasan, his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, and Rajasthan Royals have been issued a notice by the Supreme Court on failing to appoint a fresh committee to probe IPL spot fixing scam, after a Bombay High Court order to do the same.
This was in response to a PIL filed by the Cricket Association of Bihar that challenged the constitution of the two-member commission set up by the BCCI and its IPL Governing Council to probe allegations of betting and spot fixing in the 2013 tournament.
The CAB pleaded that the High Court should ideally have appointed a fresh panel to look into the issue.
The cross appeal filed by BCCI and CAB will be heard by the apex court on September 11.
The Supreme Court had on August 7 refused to grant an interim stay on the High Court verdict and thwarted Srinivasan’s plans of returning as BCCI chief.'Stepped aside'
Srinivasan had ‘stepped aside’ as president after the alleged involvement of his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings’ former team principal Gurunath Meiyappan.
The Bombay High Court order came just two days after the BCCI-appointed panel -comprising former Madras High Court judges T Jayarama Chouta and R Balasubramanian – granted a clean chit to all parties.
The panel was formed to look into charges against CSK owners India Cements, Meiyappan, Srinivasan and Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra.
“The (probe) Commission was not duly constituted and was contrary to and in violation of the provisions of Rules 2.2 and 3 of Section 6 of the Operational Rules (of BCCI)," the High Court had said in its order.