Supreme Court refuses to hear N. Srinivasan’s plea for modification of its earlier orders to enable him to function as BCCI president for non-IPL cricketing activities

Two cricketers were approached by bookies during the ongoing seventh edition of the Indian Premier League and the matter was reported to the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, Sunil Gavaskar, interim president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the tournament, said on Thursday.

“A couple of players have reported to their respective integrity officers that they were approached [by bookies]. It has been intimated to the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit of the ICC [International Cricket Council]. They are looking into it,” Mr. Gavaskar said.

He said the appointment of dedicated integrity officers for each team had made it easier for players. “If there has been an approach, people go and tell the officer so that he takes it forward,” he said.

Court rejects Srinivasan’s plea

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear N. Srinivasan’s plea for modification of its earlier orders to enable him to function as BCCI president for non-IPL cricketing activities.

A vacation Bench of Justices B.S. Chauhan and A.K. Sikri pulled up Mr. Srinivasan for seeking its permission to look after cricketing activities of the BCCI except IPL 7, saying it could not modify the orders passed by another Bench and asked him to approach the one which had delivered the verdict.

Mr. Srinivasan had sought modification of the court’s March 28 and May 16 interim orders by which he was restrained from functioning as BCCI president.

“You were respondent in the case. You were very much present in the hearing. They were not ex-parte orders,” the Bench said.