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SC proposes Gavaskar as BCCI chief, knocks out CSK & RR from IPL 7

New Delhi, Mar 27 (PTI): The Supreme Court on Thursday proposed cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India till it concludes hearing a case of betting and spot fixing in which the current chief N. Srinivasan’s son-in-law has been named.

The court also suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from the Indian Premier League 7 till the case is disposed.

The court said it is intending to bar CSK, owned by Srinivasan’s India Cements, 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 Friday 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.