The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a plea of BCCI seeking clarification as to whether its former President N Srinivasan can take part in the General Body Meetings of the Board as Chief of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association.
A bench headed by Justice T S Thakur said that it will hear the application in the near future. It, however, did not fix a date for hearing.
Senior advocate K K Venugopal, appearing for the Board of Control for Cricket in India, today mentioned the plea and sought an urgent hearing for judicial clarification on the entire issue.
The Board has sought clarification on the apex court’s January 22 order by which Srinivasan was barred from contesting any BCCI polls provided he forsakes ownership in Chennai Superkings IPL team.
BCCI approached the apex court saying there was lack of legal clarity on the status of Srinivasan who had sought to attend an important Board meeting in Kolkata on August 28, which was adjourned.
The meeting was postponed as the members argued over the presence of Srinivasan, who was barred by the apex court from contesting the BCCI President’s post on the ground of conflict of interest which cropped up in view of the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
Srinivasan had tried explaining his stance to the BCCI members by insisting that there was no conflict of interest in his position as an administrator and as owner of Indian Cements—the company which owned CSK.
He had contended that he was attending the meeting as President of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and placed Justice Sri Krishna’s opinion which said he was entitled to attend the meeting.
( Source – PTI )