India’s apex court – The Supreme Court – on Thursday delivered a huge set back to the ousted President N Srinvasan by refusing to hear his plea to restore him as the President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Earlier, on Wednesday, Srinivasan had filed an application in the apex court to allow him to continue as BCCI head for non-IPL purposes. The bench headed by Justice AK Patnaik, on March 28, 2014, had declared Sunil Gavaskar as the head of IPL-related affairs, while incumbant BBCI vice president Shivlal Yadav was made the President for non-IPL affairs.
“Go to the same Bench which made you to step aside as BCCI chief. It is not for us to modify orders passed by another Bench. The Bench which passed the order is very much available. So go and mention,” Justice Chauhan said while rejecting the plea, as per CNN-IBN.
Justice Sikri, on the other said, said to lawyer of Srinivasan, ”The orders he is seeking to be modified were not passed ex-parte and he was present [through his counsel] in the court. You are respondent number two. You were very much present in the hearing. This not an ex-parte order.”
The order was passed during hearing on the Mudgal Committee that investigated into betting and spot-fixing allegations against those involved CSK‘s Gurunath Meiyeppan during IPL 6. CSK vs RR match wal also under the scanner. Earlier, BCCI had pleaded with the court to let Srinivasan to hold the post of International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman’s office from July. The bench, however, refused to pass any order on this matter.