N Srinivasan has been asked to step down down from the office of the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India by the Supreme Court in order to have a reasonable chance to inquire in the match fixing and betting charges.
The son-in-law of BCCI president Gurunath Meiyappan, who had also been the team official of the franchise Chennai Super Kings, has already been impeached with the thrills of betting and sharing the crucial information about the squad.
Justice A.K. Patnaik has heard the report delivered by Justice Mukul Mudgal on the accusation of match fixing and betting on the concluding season of Indian Premier League. “In our opinion, Srinivasan has to predict for in order to make out a justified inquiry.” Justice Patnaik said, according to NDTV news source.
The sheath has been carried over till March 27.
When senior counsel C.A. Sundaram tried to speak up for BCCI, Justice Patnaik explained, “We will pay you the documents. You lead through it and say about your opinion, but not as a ‘paid’ counsel for Srinivasan.”
Two reports from two different enquiry committee has been submitted till date. Ace is from an enquiry committee, including two retired judges of the Madras High Court and the other one is from Justice Mudgal selected by the Apex Court.
After comparing these two reports Justices Patnaik questioned, “”Can we suppose that the investigation report was brought off and if we say so, then what will be the consequences.”
“Why is Srinivasan sticking to his chair? If you don’t tread down, then we will turn over the order.” He asked, gravely.
If you truly want to save the game, you have to look at the corruption within the BCCI and step down. Until Srinivasan steps down, we will not listen to anything you have to say,” the SC told BCCI lawyers.
The Mudgal committee has been presented two reports on February 10 to the Supreme Court. The first one had been investigated by retired judge, Justice Mudgal and Additional Solicitor General of India L. Nageswara Rao, which brought up the question to settle whether to put, the further course of action forward or not, as they don’t bear the authority to imprint the punishment.
Another auxiliary report signed by Nilay Dutta, a vice-president of the Assam Cricket Association and a member of the IPL Governing Council, stated, “This should not be misconstrued to mean that the story indicates that the Hon’ble Court would settle along the penalty or penalty to be imposed.”
On the other hand, putting Dutta’s statement on the cover, the BCCI wanted the Supreme Court to take up the discipline legal proceeding freshly against Meiyappan and Chennai Super Kings under the rules of IPL franchise. Though the honourable Supreme Court has declined to answer thus, rather has asked Srinivasan to step down.
Last July, a two-member BCCI-appointed panel comprising a couple of retired judges (T Jayaram Chouta and R Balasubramanian) had found “no evidence of any misconduct” on the part of Gurunath and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra. Nevertheless, the Mudgal panel pointed out that the query of whether or not Gurunath had been affected in match-fixing and point-fixing “not been investigated thoroughly” by the anti-corruption units of the ICC and the BCCI or the Crime Branch Criminal Investigation Department of the Chennai police, “even though some data was available for such an investigation to be conducted.”
SC has also called the situation reagarding the IPL probe as ‘nauseating’ and will take up the hearing of this case on March 27. The apex court has also asked the BCCI what has to be done with the IPL Probe report.
Meanwhile, Srinivasan declined to comment saying: “I don’t want to say anything. I have not read it.”