After the Supreme Court proposed Sunil Gavaskar‘s name for the top job in Indian cricket administration after N. Srinivasan was asked to make way temporarily in the wake of the spot-fixing and betting charges against his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, who is also the team principal of the Chennai Super Kings, a franchise owned by India Cements, Sunil Gavaskar saw it as an honor that the apex court in the country saw him fit for the BCCI President’s post.
“I am deeply honoured and humbled that the Honourable Supreme Court of India has entrusted me with the responsibility of being the Interim BCCI Chief till the conclusion of IPL VII. Like I have always done with my cricket, I will give it my best shot.”
While Gavaskar has been assigned to look after the Indian Premier League related activities and ensure the smooth functioning of the much-hyped league, BCCI vice-president Shivlal Yadav has been asked to look after the non-IPL related functions of the board. It is believed that of the 5 incumbent vice-presidents, Yadav is the favorite to don the President’s hat after the IPL comes to an end.
There is some good news for Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals fans, as the Supreme Court has permitted the two tainted franchises to compete in IPL VII. CSK and RR fans were sweating over the prospect of their favorite teams being suspended from the competition after the SC proposed that the two teams should be suspended amidst the spot-fixing and match-fixing investigations.