BCCI moves SC, asks whether N Srinivasan can attend board meetings

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Saturday moved Supreme Court to seek clarity over N Srinivasan's role in the board.

BCCI moves SC, asks whether N Srinivasan can attend board meetings

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday moved Supreme Court to seek clarity over N Srinivasan's role in the board.

In a 238-page writ petition, the BCCI has requested the Supreme Court to provide clarity whether its former president should be allowed to attend the Board meetings in capacity of being Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) president.

Acordingly, BCCI's legal representatives Advocates KK Venugopal and Radha Rangaswamy have filed the writ petition -- a copy of which has also been handed over to petitioner in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing case Aditya Verma.

"My lawyer was handed a copy of the writ filed by the BCCI. On Monday, the case number is expected to be given and then will come to know the date of the hearing," Verma told PTI today.

The Page 37 of the writ, under sub-section 'a)' the BCCI's appeal is as follows:

A) "Clarify the judgement and order date 22.1.2015, of this Honourable Court to the effect that until and unless the ownership and control of the CSK franchise is transferred from India Cements Limited at a fair and realistic value, which including its brand value is in the region of Rs 1140 crores, and not at the illusory value of Rs 7.83 crores, and India Cements Ltd and all its personnel including share holders, divest any interest in the CSK franchisee directly or indirectly, the conflict of interest of Mr N Srinivasan still continues, rendering him ineligible to attend any working committee meeting or AGM and to hold any position in the applicant board as an 'administrator' and/or take part in any deliberations of the applicant board in any capacity!"

OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE

"Direct the committee headed by Justice RM Lodha to decide, after hearing Mr N Srinivasan and the BCCI, whether in the facts of the case, MR N Srinivasan continues to be subject to the disqualifications arising out of his conflict of interest."

B) Pass any other order(s) as this Honourable Court may deem fit under the circumstances of the present case.

Earlier, reports suggested that the BCCI is ready to dragged the ICC chairman to court over the conflict of interest issue vis-a-vis the share holding pattern in Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

This latest development may have resulted from Srinivasan's failed attempt to attend the all-important working committee meeting of the Indian cricket board last month. It's worth mentioning that the Chennai strongman was advised by the Supreme Court not to involve in matters to cricket, as long as he has conflict of interest.

The report claimed that, the BCCI, after seeking legal advice, has already drafted a petition to prove that the incumbent International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman still has conflict of interest.

After the infamous Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scam, which exposed Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra, co-owners of CSK and Rajasthan Royals respectively, the Chennai-based franchise was de-merged from it's owners India Cements Limited (ICL), forming a new company called Chennai Super Kings Cricketers Limited.

The transfer of CSK to another wholly owned subsidiary of ICL seemed to have paved the way to exonerate Srinivasan from the conflict of interest charges, but the report claimed that the officials of Indian cricket board are still not convinced with the attempts, with many unclassified sub-plots involved in the actual hierarchy of ownership.

(With PTI inputs)

 

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