The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed N Srinivasan to return as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Earlier, the apex court put off Srinivasan's return as the president of the BCCI after a petition was filed by the Cricket Association of Bihar appealing to the Supreme Court to form an independent committee to investigate corruption in IPL.
The Supreme Court has constituted a three-member panel, headed by former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Mukul Mudgal to probe into the Indian Premier League spot-fixing and the betting scandal. Apart from Mudgal, the other members of the three-member panel are senior advocate Niloy Dutta and Additional Solicitor General L. Nageswara Rao. Interestingly, Rao is also a cricketer.
It may be recalled that Bihar had appealed to the Supreme Court to form an independent committee to investigate corruption in IPL after the Bombay High Court on July 30 had declared as "illegal and unconstitutional" a BCCI-appointed panel consisting of two former judges.
A Bombay High Court Division Bench of Justices S.J. Vazifdar and M.S. Sonak had given its ruling after hearing a public interest litigation filed by Bihar's Aditya Verma, who challenged the constitution of the commission by the BCCI and the IPL governing council, especially as it was formed when Srinivasan was still active president of the BCCI.