The Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear Cricket Association of Bihar's (CAB) plea seeking a direction to restrain N Srinivasan from contesting for the post of BCCI president in the Board's Annual General Meeting scheduled on September 29 in Chennai.
A bench headed by Justice AK Patnaik fixed September 27 to hear CAB's application. "All right, we will hear it on Friday," the court said after CAB's counsel sought an urgent hearing of the plea.
CAB's application for an injunction against Srinivasan has been filed in a pending matter where the association (not affiliated to BCCI) has challenged a Bombay High Court verdict refusing to constitute a fresh probe panel to inquire into the spot-fixing and betting scandal that rocked the last IPL season.
Srinivasan's son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings' former team principal, Gurunath Meiyappan, was allegedly involved in the scandal. However, the probe panel constituted by BCCI comprising two retired Madras High Court judges gave him a clean chit.
This finding was challenged before the Bombay HC that declared the panel illegal, but refused to have a new one.
Srinivasan had stepped aside from discharging his duties as BCCI president in the light of the spot-fixing and betting scandal allegedly involving his son-in-law.
CAB's latest application also seeks a direction against the BCCI not to induct Srinivasan in any committee till CAB's appeal is pending. The appeal challenging the HC verdict has been posted for a hearing in October.
Alongwith it, the Supreme Court has also issued notices on BCCI's appeal against the HC judgement declaring the board's probe panel illegal.