SC to hear petition against BCCI president N Srinivasan today

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday will hear a petition filed by Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) against BCCI president N Srinivasan.

Srinivasan was elected unopposed as the president of the BCCI in the cricket board’s AGM on September. The apex court has barred him from assuming the office till it gives its ruling on the matter.

In its last hearing on the matter, SC expressed its concern over the developments related to BCCI in the past few months.

"Fact is so many things are coming out of IPL and BCCI, something is seriously wrong with the apex body controlling cricket," the court said.

CAB secretary Aditya Verma had appealed SC to bar Srinivasan from contesting BCCI presidential election and also issue an interim ban preventing him from being a member of any committee of the cricket board.

The petition was filed on the ground that his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan is being probed for placing bets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.

The apex court allowed Srinivasan to contest the election but said that he cannot discharge his duties.