Supreme Court issues notice to BCCI, N Srinivasan, India Cements on a plea against Bombay High Court verdict refusing to appoint a fresh committee to probe IPL spot fixing scam. Also Read: BCCI to meet on Sunday
Earlier, in a severe blow to BCCI and its president-in-exile N Srinivasan, the Bombay High Court held as "illegal and unconstitutional" the two-member probe panel set up by it to look into spot-fixing and betting charges in the IPL tournament. Also Read: BCCI probe panel 'illegal', 'unconstitutional': Bombay High Court
The High Court order came just two days after the probe panel submitted its report on July 28 giving a clean chit to Srinivasan, his son-in-law and owner of Chennai Super Kings team Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra, owner of Rajasthan Royals and husband of actress Shilpa Shetty. Also Read: Srinivasan silent after High Court blow
A division bench of justices S J Vazifdar and M S Sonak were hearing a public interest litigation filed by Cricket Association of Bihar and its secretary Aditya Verma challenging the constitution of the two-member commission, set up by the (Board of Control for Cricket in India) BCCI and IPL Governing Council to probe allegations of betting and spot fixing.
(with PTI inputs)