The Supreme Court, while removing N Srinivasan from the BCCI, has repalced him with legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar as the BCCI working president until the IPL is over. Besides, the court has also allowed the besieged Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals to play in IPL-7 for the sake of cricket lovers. The Court has ordered Gavaskar to be compensated for being the interim president. Currently, Gavaskar is serving under a contract with the BCCI to do TV commentary.
As BBCI interim president, Gavaskar will have all the powers regarding the conduct of IPL -7, says the court ruling. Further, except players and commentators, no other employee of India Cements or its associate companies will participate in any duties. Earlier, the Supreme Court had asked Srinivasan to resign from his position as BCCI chief. Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, the Chennai Super Kings prinicipal, has been indicted for his role in betting.
Harish Salve, counsel for the petitioner, the Cricket Association of Bihar, claimed that Dhoni, while testifying before the Justice Mudgal panel, had lied about Meiyappan's role by describing him as a cricket enthusiast, though he is a key member of the team management.