The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its verdict on the plea for barring N. Srinivasan from seeking re-election the Indian cricket board president and for terminating IPL franchisee Chennai Super Kings (CSK), owned by his company India Cements Limited, on the grounds of conflict of interest.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday hinted that a high-powered committee could be set up to decide on the punishment for those who breached the IPL code of conduct, including Gurunath Meiyappan, the son-in-law of BCCI President-in-exile N Srinivasan.
Another Monday, another hearing on Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting case. The Supreme Court of India will resume the hearing of Justice Mukul Mudgal committee report today. In its last proceeding, the apex court had come down heavily on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and its president-in-exile Narayanaswami Srinivasan.
The Supreme Court on Monday put the onus on BCCI President-in-exile N Srinivasan to prove that there was no conflict of interest involving him that came in the way of a probe into the IPL-6 scam and took strong exception to his counsel "repeatedly" naming Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the proceedings.
Supre Court observed that Srinivasan by virtue of being President-in-exile of BCCI and the CSK owner holds two posts leading to a conflict of interest. Asking the cricket's governing body to end all controversies, the SC recommended Srinivasan to relinquish one of the two posts.
Resuming the hearing of the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal case, the Supreme Court on Thursday questioned the BCCI as to why Chennai Super Kings shouldn't be disqualified from the IPL and asked them to act immediately on the Mudgal report.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan's role in IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal seemed like "insider trading" and agreed to hear a plea for making public the names of cricketers, who were mentioned in the Justice Mudgal Committee report.
BCCI President-in-exile N Srinivasan was on Monday indicted by a probe committee for not acting against an unnamed cricketer accused of misconduct while his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra were found guilty of betting that could leave their teams CSK and RR in trouble.
Stephen Fleming's six-year partnership with Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the Chennai Super Kings has been a successful one but the former New Zealand captain rates countryman Brendon McCullum and Australian Michael Clarke as better ODI captains at the moment.
Justice Mukul Mudgal committee’s final report, which had been submitted to the Supreme Court on Monday, has reportedly named a key member of India’s World Cup-winning team and mentioned his links with illegal bookies and match fixers.
Despite staging a remarkable recovery act to level the series, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was not at all satisfied with his team's effort as he feels that there are "few things missing" in their game and the boys need to "pull up their socks".
Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday took time out for his passion for biking by careening around the Buddh International Circuit here, a day after guiding Chennai Super Kings to their second Champions League T20 crown.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)'s convincing victory over IPL title-holders Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Saturday in the final of the Champions League (CLT20) made thousands of Bangalore fans celebrate the moment with frenzy in the Chinnaswamy stadium, which erupted with joy under floodlights.
Having guided CSK to their second CLT20 trophy, Suresh Raina said that he has matured as a player taking cues from his contemporaries including Virat Kohli, who has shown the way with big hundred in ODI cricket.
The indomitable Chennai Super Kings will have the advantage of familiarity with the conditions but the unbeaten Kolkata Knight Riders would still be a tough nut to crack when they clash in the Oppo Champions League T20 final at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday.
Playing against Chennai Super Kings has always been the toughest challenge for an Indian franchise. The MS Dhoni-led side, which has a squad comprising world class cricketers, has over the years been a force to reckon with in the shortest format of the game.