New Delhi: In a landmark intervention, the Supreme Court today proposed that eminent cricketer Sunil Gavaskar be made interim president of BCCI in place of N Srinivasan till it gives its final verdict in the matter.
The apex court said, it will pass its interim order on IPL spot fixing and betting scam tomorrow.
The Supreme Court has asked the BCCI to come up with its response on its proposals tomorrow at 10:30 am.
Today's Supreme Court observations are considered a big setback to BCCI chief N Srinivasan and his franchise Chennai Super Kings.
The apex court also proposed that any person associated with N. Srinivasan's India Cements should not be involved with BCCI.
The court said it is intending to bar CSK, owned by India Cements, which is promoted by Srinivasan, and RR, whose players and team officials are allegedly involved in the scandal, from participating in the IPL 7 tournament slated to begin from April 16.
A bench headed by Justice A K Patnaik proposed the name of veteran cricketer and commentator Sunil Gavaskar to head the Board during the pendency of the case in the apex court.
The bench asked the Board to give its response by tomorrow on its proposals after which it will pass an interim order.
The bench also proposed to pass an order barring India Cements officials from getting involved with the functioning of BCCI after senior counsel Harish Salve, appearing for Cricket Association of Bihar, pointed out that many such officials are at present part of BCCI team.
Salve also raised questions on the conduct of captain of Indian Cricket Team, M S Dhoni, who is also vice president of India Cements, saying that he is guilty of corrupt practices.