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After 17 months since revelation about IPL betting and spot fixing were made, Supreme Court ruled out judgements that has shook cricketing fraternity in India. SC in their verdict on IPL 2013 fixing found N. Srinivasan’s son-in-law Meiyappan and Raj Kundra of Rajasthan Royals being involved in betting. Indian cricket board’s sidelined chief, N. Srinivasan was given clean chit in his involvement in IPL 2013 betting but has been barred the Supreme Court to stay away from BCCI elections till they continue to have ‘interests’. Also Read - 'It Pains Me To See...'! Shilpa Shetty Kundra Breaks Silence Over Rs 1.51 Crore Cheating Case
Supreme Court ruled out in a major setback to Srinivasan or any administrator having commercial interest in cricket will not be allowed to contest for BCCI post till they have those interests. SC also slammed the “amendment in BCCI rules allowing Srinivasan to own Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises as bad”. SC strukes down BCCI’s rule amendment of 6.2.4 which gave right to BCCI’s official to have stake in IPL and CLT20. Also Read - More Trouble For Shilpa Shetty-Raj Kundra: Rs 1.51 Crore Cheating Case Filed Against The Couple
Earlier in the year 2014, N. Srinivasan had said that if he is re-elected, he would stay away from Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council till a proposed committee decides on the question of conflict of interest involving him and his IPL franchisee Chennai Super Kings.
A PIL was filed by Cricket Association of Bihar was sought to oust Srinivasan as BCCI president on the ground of his being in the conflict of interest situation being the president of the cricketing body and also the owner of CSK. The PIL is also seeking the cancellation of IPL franchisee CSK on the ground of Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan’s alleged involvement in betting.