The decks were cleared for President-in-exile N. Srinivasan’s possible return to the BCCI top post after a two-judge probe panel found no evidence against his team Chennai Super Kings in the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal which rocked the sixth edition of the event.

Srinivasan could stage a comeback as BCCI chief as early as August 2 when the Board’s Working Committee and the IPL Governing Council meet in New Delhi to take a final call on the issue.

BCCI vice-President Niranjan Shah told reporters. Since the panel’s order is binding on the BCCI which makes it clear that Srinivasan will return as Board chief.

There was, however, no clarity on Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan’s role in the scandal and it is learnt that the inquiry commission has not given him a “clean chit“.

Background

The IPL spot-fixing scandal broke out when India pacer S. Sreesanth, along with Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan and 11 bookies, was arrested for alleged spot-fixing in the IPL.

It snowballed into a crisis for the BCCI when Board President N Srinivasan’s son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Meiyappan was arrested on charges of betting on May 26.PTI