The Supreme Court on Thursday, 12th of June refused to hear any acquisition from the Cricket Association of Bihar seeking to hold N Srinivasan. N Srinivasan from can contest for post of the International Cricket Council (ICC) president.
The ICC election will be held during 27th of June, in which Srinivasan is most probable of becoming the chairman.
The supreme court banned Srinivasan as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), with Sunil Gavaskar given the charge of heading the Indian Premier League and Shivlal Yadav given charge of all other BCCI affairs.
Aditya Verma, the secretary of the unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB), had requested the court to prevent Srinivasan from becoming the ICC president, but the court decided not to hear his request.
The Indian Express reported that CAB’s lawyer told a bench of Justices JS Khehar and C Nagappan that Srinivasan should be restricted from taking up any position in the ICC. Due to his undertaking to the court that he would not act as the BCCI chief until the corruption of IPL which caused so much hue and cry is over. The lawyer put forward question that how could Srinivasan be allowed to head the ICC, when charges against him is still being investigated.
The bench followed previous orders passed by the court and rejected CAB’s arguments, saying, “There is no issues and our order is clear” while declining to hear their request.
Srinivasan’s name is reportedly one of the 13 that figured in the report which was submitted to court by the Mudgal panel after its initial investigation into spot-fixing and all illegal betting going on in IPL. The court recent orders are that there should be full fledged investigation about the reports which was submitted, and head of this investigation would be Mukul Mudgal, the retired chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Mukul Mudgal will try to go deep into this investigation and find out the punishable ones.
On Saturday, Verma had also requested the Asian Cricket Council to bar Srinivasan from heading the body, as Srinivasan was banned from heading the BCCI. So if he was banned from that he should also not get chance to head any other body. Similar kind of demand was made by him to ICC too.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had also allowed Srinivasan to attend the ICC’s board meeting on the 9th and 10th of April, but rejected a request by Srinivasan where he requested to get back his charge as the BCCI chairman.
In February, the ICC’s executive board took several drastic decisions in the way the game was run, about its new financial model that takes into account the contribution of full members to world revenues and while distribution of funds keep this in their minds. Decision was also taken then that Srinivasan, who headed the BCCI for that while, would also be given the role of chairman of the ICC Board from the month of July.