Sunil Gavaskar to head BCCI during IPL 7 season

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Mar 29 2014, 01:20am hrs
In a revamp of the cricket establishment, the Supreme Court today took the BCCI out of N Srinivasan's control and handed it over to legendary player Sunil Gavaskar during the upcoming IPL 7 but allowed Chennai and Rajasthan teams to play in the tournament.

Besides appointing Gavaskar as an Interim President during IPL, the Court also directed that the senior most Vice President of the Board, Shivlal Yadav, will discharge the functions of BCCI president "with regard to all other matters".

A bench of justices A K Patnaik and F M Ibrahim Kalifulla, which had yesterday proposed barring Chennai Super Kings(CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), did not bar them from playing in the matches along with six other teams in the Indian Premier League tournament beginning April 16 in Dubai.

"Considering the fact that Mr Sunil Gavaskar was a cricket player of great repute and eminence, a captain of the Indian Cricket team for a long period and has a wide experience in cricket related activities and of men and matters, we appoint him, as an interim measure, to function as and exercise the powers of the President of the BCCI in relation to the IPL, 2014 till we hear and deliver the judgement in these matters.

"We make it clear that with regard to all other matters of BCCI, the senior most Vice-President of the BCCI, Mr Shiv Lal Yadav, will discharge the functions of the President of the BCCI," the bench said.

Resolving the conflict of interest issue, the court said Gavaskar will not work as a commentator during this period of interim president on IPL matters and will be adequately compensated for his loss of income.