SC to check validity of BCCI's clause that permits conflict of interest

The Supreme Court on Monday kept up the pressure on N Srinivasan in the IPL spot-fixing and betting case.

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Dec 15, 2014, 18:56 PM IST
SC to check validity of BCCI's clause that permits conflict of interest

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday kept up the pressure on N Srinivasan in the IPL spot-fixing and betting case.

The apex court said it would check the validity of the amended clause 6.2.4 in the BCCI constitution that paved the way for Srinivasan to buy the Chennai Super Kings franchise despite holding a position in the board.

Right through the hearing of this case, the court has focussed on the BCCI President-in-exile's conflict of interest angle. Hence the clause 6.2.4 came into the picture as it permits conflict of interest in the IPL and CLT20.

The court also questioned the Indian Premier League COO Sundar Raman over his failure to act against team officials despite knowing about their involvement in betting.

Raman is considered as a close aide of BCCI President-in-exile N Srinivasan and has been micro-managing the daily affairs of the league since its inception in 2008.

The BCCI had earlier organised for an emergency meeting post which they said they had heard Raman's version and on being satisfied, they decided to put their weight behind him when he puts his case forward in the Supreme Court.

On being asked whether the BCCI doesn't have any issues with Raman speaking to bookies, BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told the reporters to read the report properly.

With regards to Raj Kundra and Gurunath Meiyappan, BCCI said their fate would be decided by the Supreme Court.

In its final report submitted to the apex court, the Justice Mudgal committe said Sundar Raman was in touch with bookies. Sundar Raman knew a contact of a bookie and had contacted him eight times in one season, the panel added.