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BCCI moves Supreme Court,challenges Bombay High Court order

The Bombay HC held that forming a new probe commission was the prerogative of the BCCI.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | August 5, 2013 3:59:22 pm

The BCCI has gone ahead with its decision to approach the Supreme Court with a Special Leave Petition (SPL). ” Also Read : Another bookie ‘Jupiter’ arrested in IPL spot-fixing case”.

The Indian Cricket Board had earlier decided to appeal in the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court order,which had declared the Board’s IPL spot-fixing probe as “illegal and unconstitutional”.

Before the working committee meeting was called off on Friday,the IPL’s Governing Council decided to reconstitute its ethics commission,where two positions were lying vacant following resignations of Ajay Shirke (Treasurer) and Sanjay Jagdale (Honorary Secretary) Also read: Srinivasan defiant: I’m not accused

“At its meeting in Delhi,the IPL Governing Council (Mr. N. Srinivasan having recused himself) considered at length,the issues arising from the Bombay High Court’s order regarding the constitution of the probe commission,which was formed to investigate the complaints made by the BCCI against India Cements Limited,Jaipur IPL Cricket Private Limited,Mr. Gurunath Meiyappan and Mr Raj Kundra,the BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said in a statement. Also read: Srinivasan comeback delayed

“As a matter of principle,the members confirmed that it was important that the Governing Council’s actions be and be seen to be both legally and ethically correct.

“The Governing Council believes that the probe commission was properly constituted in accordance with the IPL Operational Rules,and has consequently decided that an appeal should be filed in the Honourable Supreme Court,” he added.  

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