Calcutta: In a huge boost to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N. Srinivasan, one of his predecessors A.C. Muthiah has withdrawn the long-standing conflict of interest case against him.
The case pertained to Srinivasan being one of the office-bearers of the BCCI and also owning the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.
The matter has been in the Supreme Court for quite sometime.
The development comes as a huge relief for Srinivasan who has been facing legal issues on several fronts.
Muthiah had filed a petition in the Supreme Court in April 2010 challenging the Board's rules that permit BCCI and IPL administrators to be part of the IPL and own league teams.
The petition followed the Madras High Court's decision to dismiss a similar plea filed by Muthiah.