The Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) on Monday moved the Supreme Court to restrain N. Srinivasan from contesting for BCCI president at the September 29 annual general meeting.
The CAB also sought an interim injunction to restrain the Board of Control for Cricket from inducting Mr. Srinivasan into any of its committees as a member or in any other capacity, and from permitting him to participate in the September 29 proceedings.
The CAB made this application in a pending special leave petition it filed against a judgment of the Bombay High Court, which quashed the Justice Jayarama Chouta probe panel’s findings. The appeal was to the limited extent that it did not grant a consequential relief of constituting a panel comprising retired judges to conduct a court-monitored enquiry into the complaint of betting and spot-fixing against the owners of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in IPL season VI. The Supreme Court declined to stay the High Court judgment though it entertained the BCCI’s appeal against the verdict declaring illegal and unconstitutional the two-member commission appointed to probe the allegations. Though the cross-appeals are listed for final hearing, they could not be heard as Justice A.K. Patnaik, who is heading a Bench, is hearing the Goa mining matter.
The BCCI said the High Court ignored a provision in the Board rules that gave it a prerogative to set up such a probe panel.
During the June 10 meeting of the BCCI working committee, Delhi and District Control Association representative Arun Jaitley, who was on the committee, had said there was no need for nominating a third member to the probe panel and that the two judges might look into the issue, the BCCI pointed out.
The working committee meeting was held following the resignation of Sanjay Jagdale as BCCI secretary.