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N Srinivasan faces last-minute legal hurdle - Times of India
09-24-2013, 01:04 PM
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N Srinivasan faces last-minute legal hurdle - Times of India
N Srinivasan faces last-minute legal hurdle - Times of India

India's powerful cricket chief faces a last-minute legal challenge to his attempted return to the top job following a betting scandal that has rocked the sport, a lawyer said Tuesday.

The Supreme Court agreed to hear a petition on Friday seeking to ban Narayanaswami Srinivasan from running for president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) during crucial elections this weekend.

Srinivasan, considered one of the most influential men in the sport, agreed to step aside as BCCI president in June after his son-in-law was arrested, and later released on bail, over alleged involvement in the betting scandal in the Indian Premier League.

A petition, filed by Aditya Verma on behalf of the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB), claims Srinivasan has no "moral authority" to vie for a third year as BCCI chief during elections in Chennai on Sunday.

"We moved the Supreme Court seeking an urgent hearing. The court has agreed to hear our plea on Friday," said Verma.

There was no immediate comment from Srinivasan. He has declared his intentions to run for president, saying he cannot be held accountable for the actions of a family member.

Mumbai police on Sunday charged his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and scores of others with cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy over the betting scandal that has engulfed the country's ritzy Twenty20 competition.

Meiyappan, former owner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Chennai Super Kings, allegedly handed critical team information to a Bollywood actor, who is accused of passing it on to bookmakers during this year's IPL competition.

Gambling is mostly illegal in India, but betting on cricket matches thrives through networks of underground bookies.

The charges come after three cricketers from the Rajasthan Royals, another IPL team, were


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