New Delhi: A plea was moved in Supreme Court for direction to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that players’ auction for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 should be subject to order passed by it on the report of a committee probing the spot-fixing scam of last championships allegedly involving Gurunath Meiyappan of CSK.
The application in this regard was mentioned before a bench headed by Justice A K Patnaik, which agreed to hear it on February 10. The auction of players for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 is scheduled to be held in Bangalore on February 12 and 13 and Chennai Super Kings, one of the franchisees of IPL, will be participating in it. The application filed by Aditya Verma, Secretary of Cricket Association of Bihar, sought an interim order for the BCCI on the IPL auction, saying there was all likelihood that the three-member committee headed by former Punjab and Haryana Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal would come out with its report in second week of this month.
He said the probe committee will submit a report on the role of Meiyappan, son-in-law of BCCI President N Srinivasan, whose company India Cements owns IPL team Chennai Super Kings. The application said if the report is adverse to Chennai Super Kings, then the team’s participation in this year’s IPL will be untenable. “The franchise of Chennai Super Kings may also be liable to be cancelled,” he added. The apex court directed the BCCI and Srinivasan not to interfere in the probe and directed to cooperate with it.