Suprime Court clears deck for N Srinivasan to head ICC
NEW DELHI :Clearing the decks for his election as the first chairman of the new-look International Cricket Council (ICC), the Supreme Court Thursday declined to restrain N Srinivasan as the BCCI nominee for the post of ICC chairman.The Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) had moved the plea against the former BCCI chief .
The CAB’s lawyer told a bench comprising Justices J S Khehar and C Nagappan that Srinivasan must be restrained from assuming any position in the ICC in view of his undertaking to the court he will not act as the BCCI chief till the probe into IPL corruption case gets over. The lawyer said that after his ouster from the BCCI, Srinivasan should not represent at the ICC.
It also brought up the ongoing investigation against Srinivasan on the orders of SC and questioned how he could be allowed to go ahead and join the ICC now. The bench however remained unimpressed with the arguments after going through the previous orders, said: “There is no conflict and our order is clear.”Srinivasan is among the 13 named in the secret report submitted by the Mudgal panel to the apex court.