Supreme Court to hear plea against BCCI chief N Srinivasan on Friday
The question whether beleaguered Indian cricket board president N Srinivasan will get a third year in office will be decided on Friday by the Supreme Court when it hears a plea seeking to restrain him from chairing Sunday's Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the board in Chennai.
“All right, we will hear it Friday,” said a bench headed by justice AK Patnaik when counsel for Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) sought an urgent hearing of the plea before the Chennai AGM.
CAB, which is not recognised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), had filed a petition in the apex court on Monday to restrain Srinivasan from chairing the AGM.
CAB secretary Aditya Verma, in his application, also sought to restrain the BCCI from inducting Srinivasan in any of its committees as member or allow him to participate in any of the proceedings in any capacity.
If the court admits the plea and restrains Srinivasan from chairing the meeting, it will be a big setback for the self-exiled chief of the Indian cricket board.
There is already a groundswell of opposition in the board against Srinivasan contesting the election in view of the Mumbai police pressing charges of betting and criminal conspiracy against his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, principal of the IPL team Chennai Super Kings, in Mumbai High Court on Saturday.