Indian Supreme Court installs Sunil Gavaskar as interim BCCI chief

Indian Supreme Court installs Sunil Gavaskar as interim BCCI chief

Gavaskar would be made “interim working president” of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the court said, adding that the appointment would place him in overall charge of the upcoming edition of the annual Indian Premier League which begins next month.



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Published: Fri 28 Mar 2014, 12:10 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 9:09 PM

Sunil Gavaskar at a press.- KT photo by Grace Guino

Sunil Gavaskar at a press.- KT photo by Grace Guino


The Supreme Court installed batting legend Sunil Gavaskar as the interim head of India’s troubled cricket board on Friday in place of the scandal-tainted incumbent N. Srinivasan.

Gavaskar would be made “interim working president” of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the court said, adding that the appointment would place him in overall charge of the upcoming edition of the annual Indian Premier League which begins next month.

The court said that Gavaskar would have to cease his work as a television commentator to avoid any conflict of interest, adding that the BCCI must “adequately compensate” Gavaskar for loss of earnings as a result.

The court also said that the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals — two teams at the centre of investigations into illegal betting and spot-fixing — would be allowed to take part in this year’s IPL.

Judges had said on Thursday that both sides should be barred from the eight-team tournament which is to start in Abu Dhabi on April 16.


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