NEW DELHI (TIP): The BCCI on Wednesday submitted a list of individuals to the Supreme Court with potential conflicts of interest. The list reportedly includes names of Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri, Kris Srikkanth, Venkatesh Prasad and Sourav Ganguly. ?The SC has also reserved the order on Srinivasan’s future in the BCCI and the fate of the Chennai Super Kings franchise. The court observed that there is deep rooted conflict of interest and it has dented the game.
The apex court continued their hearing on the issue of conflict of interest in N Srinivasan’s stakes in the Chennai Super Kings franchise and asked the BCCI how a selector can hold two posts at the same time. The court cited the example of Srikkanth’s example during his stint in the IPL. Srikkanth was a selector in the BCCI and he had held stakes in the CSK franchise during his tenure.
The court asked the board to submit the names of individuals, other than N Srinivasan, who would be affected if Rule 6.2.4 of BCCI’s Constitution is struck down.This rule was amended in September 2008 where it permitted office bearers, administrators, players and others to have a commercial interest in the IPL.