Indian Supreme Court refuses to bar Srinivasan from contesting ICC polls

The Supreme Court on yesterday rejected to hear the application of the Cricket Association of Bihar to restrict BCCI chief N. Srinivasan from taking part in the ICC polls scheduled for June 27 as a nominee of the BCCI.

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A vacation Bench of Justices Vikramajit Sen and Shiva Kirti Singh rejected to take the application of senior lawyer Nalini Chidambaram, appearing for the association, that the court should take up the request which was already pending adjudication. She said, “We expected that he [Mr. Srinivasan] will not assume charge as the Justice Mudgal panel has been appointed to probe into the allegations [of betting and spot-fixing in IPL].”

The lawyer for the BCCI, however, opposed the request stating that last week a vacation Bench led by Justice Khehar had rejected to entertain the request, saying that the earlier order was clear and that they were now making a new attempt. Justice Sen then told Ms. Chidambaram, “Once an earlier Bench had refused to entertain your request, this application can wait till the court vacation.”

In its request, the association wanted a direction not to allow Mr. Srinivasan to be a nominee of BCCI in the ICC as he was disentitled to function in Council on grounds of retaining institutional probity and integrity from continuing in BCCI.

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