SC dismisses Srinivasn plea to be reinstated as BCCI chief
22 May 2014
The almost desperate attempts by N Srinivasan, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), were again dismissed - almost contemptuously - by the Supreme Court today.
A bench of Justices B S Chauhan and A K Sikri refused to hear a plea filed by the suspended president of the world's most lucrative cricket body.
Srinivasan, suspended under the orders of another bench of the apex court, had pleaded that he be reinstated as the BCCI chief for all non-IPL (Indian Premier League) matters.
"We are not going to hear. We are not here to modify the orders of any other bench. Justice Patnaik is very much in the city ... you can approach him," said Justice Chauhan while declining to hear Srinivasan's plea.
"The orders he is seeking to be modified were not passed ex-parte and he was present [through his counsel] in the court," added Justice Sikri.
The application filed by Srinivasan said none of the players against whom any wrongdoing is alleged have been restrained from participating in IPL 2014, and he alone is having to face the stigma of restriction from functioning as the BCCI president, despite the probe panel itself submitting before the apex court that the allegations against him were not established.