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Indo-Asian News Service
New Delhi, September 27, 2013
N Srinivasan was on Friday restrained from assuming the charge of BCCI president, if elected to the post, by the Supreme Court which allowed the Board to hold its proposed Annual General Meeting scheduled for Sunday. "In the meanwhile, the proposed AGM of BCCI will be held on September 29 and the election in the AGM can also be held. In case Srinivasan is elected as President, he will not take charge until further orders," a bench comprising Justices AK Patnaik and JS Kehar said.

The bench took strong exception to Srinivasan still holding charge of BCCI when his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan has been charge sheeted in connection with the T20 spot-fixing case.

"Why he is in charge (as the BCCI President) if his son-in-law has been charge sheeted?"

"Why you (Srinivasan) are so keen to be elected?" the bench said, making it clear that he will not take charge as Board president till the matter is decided by it.

During the hearing, the bench also questioned the holding of elections when the apex court was seized of the matter.

"We do not know anyone. We only know cricket. We only know BCCI," the bench observed. It posted the matter for further hearing on  Monday.

The court's order came on the plea of Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) seeking interim injunction restraining Srinivasan from contesting for the post of BCCI President in the AGM to be held in Chennai.

CAB has sought a direction to BCCI that Srinivasan be not inducted in any committee of the Board till the matter pending in the apex court is decided.