New Delhi: BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan today submitted before the Supreme Court that he will keep away from all matters and running of IPL while pleading it to allow him contest the Cricket Board election.
Appearing before a bench headed by Justice T S Thakur, senior advocate Kapil Sibal said that his client Srinivasan is giving an undertaking that he will keep himself disassociated with the IPL matters till he is given a clean chit by a proposed high powered panel.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), however, opposed setting up of the high powered committee to look into the matter regarding Srinivasan's conflict of interest and punishment to be meted out on the basis of Mudgal committee report.
Senior advocate C A Sundaram, appearing for the Board, said that it would affect its autonomy and any decision in this regard, if required, must be decided by the governing body of the Board. The apex court also expressed concern over circket being hit by betting and spot fixing scandal recently.
"Game of cricket will collapse if people's confidence in the sport is not restored and preserved," it said.