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Supreme Court Declares N. Srinivasan Ineligible of Representing BCCI at ICC Meeting!

The Supreme Court of India made it clear that Narayanswami Srinivasan is not eligible to represent Board of Control at the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting which will be held next week. Srinivasan was guilty of conflict of interest, the apex court said on Monday.

The SC also recommended the names of Amitabh Chaudhary and Rahul Johri to represent India at ICC meeting on April 24.

A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra pointed out that as Srinivasan was held guilty by the apex court for conflict of interest. Thus, he can’t be allowed to represent India at ICC meeting.

“It is directed that Amitabh Chaudhary shall represent the BCCI in the ICC meeting and Rahul Johri shall accompany him and he (Johri) will also attend the meetings of the CEOs’,” the bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said.

On April 10, the apex court clearly mentioned that a person who is ‘ineligible’ should not be nominated to become an office bearer in the BCCI and state cricket associations.

The observation came when the apex court appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) sought a hearing on the interim plea seeking clarification on whether persons, who were declared ineligible, could represent BCCI in ICC meeting.

Earlier, the SC had accepted the Lodha Committee’s major recommendations on reforms in the BCCI, including a bar on ministers and civil servants and those above 70 from becoming an office-bearer of BCCI.

However, whether BC CI should come under RTI ambit is still in the parliament. There was a call for legalizing the betting in India, the appeal is yet to become an act.

Srinivasan was removed from BCCI fold after he was found guilty in Conflict of Interest case in 2013 spot-fixing scandal. His son in law Gurunath Meiyappan was found guilty on spot-fixing long with Rajasthan Royal’s Raj Kundra in 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL).

 

 

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