SC relief: Srinivasan returns as BCCI chief

New Delhi, Oct 8 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed N Srinivasan to take charge as the president on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Srinivasan's return as the BCCI chief was put on hold on Monday as the Supreme Court proposed a three-member panel to probe into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal.

"Deliberating on a petition filed by the Cricket Association of Bihar, the apex court has now suggested a three-member panel, headed by former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Mukul Mudgal to probe the Indian Premier League betting scandal," said NDTV.

The apex court heard the case again on Tuesday where it allowed Srnivasan to take charge as the BCCI head.

It also directed the probe committe has to submit its report within six months.

After months of speculations and brushing away all criticisms, Srinivasan, who had earlier stepped aside as the BCCI chief over IPL scam involving his kin, was re-elected unopposed on Sept 29 as the president of the cricket body during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Chennai.

Srinivasan, however, could not discharge duties till the Supreme Court allowed him to do so.

There were no surprises over his re-election since he was the only one to file nomination for the post on Saturday.

Srinivasan's two-year term ended on Sept 29 but he now got elected again since he sought a year's extension.

Earlier, the BCCI found four Rajasthan Royals (RR) players guilty of spot-fixing during IPL 6.

The board also banned former Test pacer S. Sreesanth and Ankit Chavan for life from playing any representative cricket, or in any way being associated with the activities of the BCCI or its affiliates.

The lid was blown off the IPL scam after Sreesanth, Chandila and Chavan were arrested along with 11 bookies from Mumbai on May 16 for their role in spot-fixing in the tournament.

--IBNS (Posted on 09-10-2013)

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