A day after Shashank Manohar took charge as its president and promised to clean up cricket, the BCCI was appearing in the Supreme Court on Monday in connection with as many as four cases.
On Monday, the Board of Control for Cricket In India was appearing in the Supreme Court in matters of former board chief N Srinivasan’s petition seeking prosecution of board secretary Anurag Thakur for perjury and a board plea if Srinivasan is eligible to attend BCCI meetings, among other.
Here’s a brief introduction to the cases.
Clarification on Srinivasan
The BCCI had to adjourn its working committee meeting in Kolkata in August after Srinivasan arrived to attend it. Following this, the BCCI filed an application in the Supreme Court on September 23 for its view on whether Srinivasan could attend its meetings. The court is expected to clear the air on this.
Srinivasan vs Thakur
The SC will hear ICC chairman Srinivasan’s petition seeking the prosecution of BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on perjury charges. Srinivasan alleged that Thakur misled the apex court in his affidavit that he (Srinivasan) had ‘barged’ into the Kolkata working committee meeting. However, BCCI has filed a revised application to correct a ‘bona fide mistake’ in which it has clarified that it was “another Srinivasan … with a different father and different address”. The namesake is a former partner at Frasers & Ross, an accountancy firm in Chennai.
Subramanian Swamy intervention appeal
In his appeal, the former MP Swamy claimed he has evidence to show that a corrupt group is working against Srinivasan. These interests have only one purpose and that is to shift the base of cricket from Chennai to Mumbai.
The unaffiliated Cricket Association of Bihar has moved an application to declare Srinivasan ineligible to hold the post of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association president. It has claimed that Srinivasan still has conflict of interest as he controls the banned IPL team, Chennai Super Kings.
The BCCI is battling to restore its image after the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal that singed Tamil Nadu strongman N Srinivasan, following his son-in-law and IPL team Chennai Super Kings’s former principal Gurunath Meiyappan being found guilty of betting on the T20 League games. The Supreme Court sidelined him from holding the reins of the BCCI.