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Cricket: Judges propose Gavaskar takes over India board amid betting probe

Published on Mar 27, 2014 4:55 PM
 
In this photograph taken on June 25, 2010, former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar arrives at the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters for a meeting in Mumbai. India's Supreme Court recommended on Thursday, March 27, 2014, that batting legend Sunil Gavaskar takes over as interim president of the country's cricket board in place of the embattled incumbent N. Srinivasan. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's Supreme Court recommended on Thursday that batting legend Sunil Gavaskar takes over as interim president of the country's cricket board in place of the embattled incumbent N. Srinivasan.

A panel of judges also said the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals - the two teams at the centre of an ongoing probe into illegal betting and match-fixing - should be barred from the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) beginning next month.

"In the place of Srinivasan, we propose to appoint an experienced cricket player like Sunil Gavaskar to replace him and function as BCCI president," Justice A.K. Patnaik said at a hearing in New Delhi.

"We are not removing anyone now, but Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will not be allowed to participate in the IPL which commences on April 16," added the head of the two-judge panel.

 
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