‘IPL 7 is on with Sunil Gavaskar as interim president of BCCI’ orders Supreme Court

The apex court said on March 28, 2014 that the IPL7 is not going to be stopped due to the spot-fixing scandal.

Charges of conflict of interest were levelled against the current BCCI president N Srinivasan due to the alleged involvement of Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan in the betting scandal during the IPL 2013 is complete.

The court had also proposed that Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings be banned from taking part in IPL 7. Employees of All India Cements were ordered to be removed from all positions within the BCCI.

The BCCI however opposed to the apex court’s interim appointment of former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar as they don’t want an ouutsider. Instead they want board members like Anil Kumble or Shivlal Yadav to take over.

They argued that preventing Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings from participating in the tournament could result in a fiscal loss of over Rs.400 crores.

Supreme Court said that Sunil Gavaskar will be replacing N Srinivasan as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) during IPL. Later one of the five vice presidents of BCCI will be the overall president. The court also abandoned suggestions of suspending CSK and RR.