The honorable Supreme Court has ordered the board to probe the act of the top cricket official along with 12 others in match-fixing and betting outrage in the last season of the Indian Premier League.
In the recent past, N Srinivasan has stepped aside from the post of president of the Board for Control of Cricket in India after the Court has given a verdict against him.
He is the owner of a franchise side in the IPL, which is the richest twenty20 competition across the globe. At the same time, he has been noted as the most powerful logroller in the domain of the cricket administration.
He has been named as the chairman of the world administrative organization of cricket, the International Cricket Council, in February and is likely to follow through the post in July.
Last month, former Indian skipper and batting stalwart Sunil Gavaskar have been surrogate Srinivasan and occupied the post of the president ship of the board following the verdict of the apex court.
On Wednesday, the Court has suggested the board that they should assign a committee in order to enquire the allegations against Srinivasan and the remaining 12 others, comprising some cricketers.
“Having gotten to know the bottom line of the allegations, we cannot close our eyes.” The Court said.
The Court stated when the accusations of extortion in IPL, “were brought to his [Mr Srinivasan’s] notice… he did not consider any step. That implies he was apprehensive about the accusations and did not take it sincerely.”
The seventh season of the twenty20 competition, incorporating eight sides, starts on Wednesday and runs until 1 June.
The last edition of the IPL got dipped by accusations of match-fixing and illegal betting outrages.
Match-fixing engages payers for bowling wide and no-balls at several times provided in anticipation with the bookies.
Srinivasan had ‘stood down’ from his post as the president of BCCI in June of the last year after his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, who used to be one of the team officials of Chennai Super Kings, got taken in custody over accusations of betting and sharing insider information, though he had been freed on bail later.
However, Srinivasan has got back into his post of the head of BCCI before he was ordered, literally, to step aside by the Court. Both the personalities declined any illegal doings.
The cash-rich twenty20 competition is known as the hotdog for the Twenty20 cricket crosswise the globe. Top classes Indian along with international players participates and add a significant contribution to the tournament.