Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: In a damning remark, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that N Srinivasan continuing as Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) boss is “nauseating.”
The Supreme Court made the observation regarding the high-profile IPL betting and match-fixing scandal. The court gave Srinivasan two days to take a decision before it resumes hearing the case on Thursday.
Referring to the Justice Mukul Mudgal report, a two-judge bench headed by Justice A K Patnaik said that "We don`t like to damage people`s reputation, but unless the BCCI president steps down, no fair investigation can be done.”
Then asking why is Srinivasan sticking to the chair, the bench added that Srinivasan`s continuance as the BCCI boss is “nauseating.” It further warned that if Srinivasan would not step down, the court will pass the verdict.
Meanwhile, Srinivasan has distanced himself from commenting over the issue.
On the other hand, an International Cricket Council (ICC) spokesman said the world governing body “has no comment to offer at this stage” relating to the Indian Supreme Court’s observations on Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President N Srinivasan.
The report, submitted on February 10, concluded that Gurunath Meiyappan, N Srinivasan`s son-in-law, was the de-facto owner of the Chennai Super Kings. It also said that Meiyappan passed crucial information on IPL matches to others, and it had recommended further investigation on the role of Meiyappan in spot-fixing.
It is reported that the report also mentioned names of six prominent "Indian capped" players, including one who is part of the current team.
During the hearing, the BCCI pleads the apex court not to disclose the contents and names of the players mentioned in the report.
With agency inputs