The Indian cricket board will approach the Supreme Court in the next two-three days to seek its opinion on whether N Srinivasan can attend its meetings, a top official said on Sunday. (IPL GC Proposes Two New Teams to Replace CSK, RR)
“Yes, in the next two-three days,” Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya replied to queries when the body would move the apex court on the issue.
Srinivasan, the current International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman, was earlier asked by the Supreme Court to quit as BCCI president to facilitate investigation into the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) betting and spot fixing scam.
His son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan has been convicted of wrongdoing in the IPL scam and banned from any cricketing activity for life.
On Friday, the BCCI working committee meeting here was adjourned sine die over the dispute relating to whether Srinivasan could attend its deliberations. Srinivasan, who had flown into the metropolis for the parleys, was insistent on attending the meeting, but reportedly faced opposition from a section of members. Dalmiya then used his discretionary powers to adjourn the meeting.
IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla had said the working committee meeting would next be held only after obtaining the opinion of the Supreme Court in this regard. All other pending issues have been deferred to the board’s annual general meeting (AGM), which is likely to be held here on September 27.
“Meeting was adjourned as there is a legal bar on Srinivasan. For that we have to seek clarification from the Supreme Court so that is why the meeting has been postponed. After we get the clarification, next working committee meeting would be called,” Shukla told reporters on Friday.
The BCCI officials consulted legal advisors before taking the decision. A Supreme Court order, issued on February this year, barred Srinivasan from taking part in any affairs of the board.