Supreme Court Says Srinivasan Cannot Return to BCCI Yet

India - SrinivasanNarayanaswami Srinivasan requested to return to his position with the Board of Control for Cricket in India earlier this week. He had wanted to return to his position as president of the BCCI, and had asked the Supreme Court of India to reinstate him after he had been suspended from the position.

The BCCI is still in the process of investigation the corruption that took place in the Indian Premier League. Srinivasan had not wanted to step aside during the time of the investigation, however, almost three weeks ago, the court ordered him suspended at least until the end of the investigation into the Indian Premier League 6 corruption that took place last year in 2013.

The court has requested that the Board of Cricket in India should keep the court notified of how it plans to progress with the investigation. The information will be shared at a hearing that is taking place on Tuesday next week.

A statement that was issued from the court regarding the necessity to suspect Srinivasan noted: “Having come to know the nature of the allegations, we cannot close our eyes.”

The statement continued: “All these allegations were brought to his (Srinivasan’s) notice but he did not take any action. That means he was aware about the allegations and did not take them seriously.”

There was a three-member committee that was investigating the corruption that took place in the IPL. The team was headed by Justice Mukul Mudgal, and after investigating the issues, the three-member team found that Gurunath Meiyappan, connected to the ownership of the Chennai Super Kings, was in fact guilty of being in contact with bookmakers. The reason that there seems to have been a conflict of interest may be linked to Meiyappan being Srinivasan’s son-in-law. Meiyappan was indicted in February this year.

At this time it is unclear when Srinivasan will be able to resume his position as president of the BCCI. Srinivasan has also been appointed as the chairman for the International Cricket Council. This position begins in July.