The Supreme Court has concluded it’s review of Mudgal committee report on match fixing and BCCI for the day. As it posted the next hearing for April 16th, the current decisions it has taken, will hold for the time being.
Justice Patnaik was looking at three points: replacing N Srinivasan, deciding on the fate of CSK, RR teams, removing all India Cements employees from BCCI posts. The first two matters have been addressed decisively. Sunil Gavaskar will now replace N Srinivasan as the interim chief of BCCI, looking at IPL 7. For matters other than IPL, Shivlal Yadav will be in charge. Chennai, Rajasthan teams can be part of the IPL new season, the court did not want to stop any player from participating in the game. The matter of removing India Cements employees from BCCI will be taken care of by the interim in charges. Gavaskar will decide on the fate of IPL CEO Sundara Raman, also India Cements employee.
Justice Mukul Mudgal, the cynosure of the present controversy, has welcomed the judgement, called it a “very balanced order. It will go a long way in improving Indian cricket.”
The SC has added that any current vice president can take over as the BCCI chief once the IPL is over. It has also told Gavaskar to relinquish all his commentary obligations for the period, which shall be compensated by BCCI.
BCCI advocate chose to defend Dhoni today, saying Dhoni’s answers were limited to the questions by the Mudgal commitee, so cannot be accused of lying. Team India and CSK captain Dhoni is also an India Cements employee, he is a vice president of the company, yet he will be allowed to play as the apex court has allowed players and commentators associated with India Cements to continue in the game.