Taking the BCCI out of incumbent N Srinivasan's hands, the Apex Court directed that the senior most vice president of the board, Shivlal Yadav, will be looking after the affairs of BCCI.

A bench of Justices AK Patnaik and F M Ibrahim Kalifulla, which  had yesterday proposed barring CSK and RR in the tournament, however, refused to pass order in this regard allowing them to play the matches along with six other teams in the tournament beginning in Dubai on April 16.

The bench also said that Gavaskar will have to get out of the contract with BCCI for commentary in order to discharge the duty assigned by the court. It also directed BCCI to adequately compensate the veteran cricketer.

The order was given during hearing on the Mudgal Committee report that went into betting and spot-fixing allegations against those involved in CSK and RR during IPL 6.

In a packed-courtroom, the bench made it clear that no employee of India Cements, except players and commentators, will be allowed to get involved in any duties or activities of BCCI.

In the meantime, the BCCI pleaded with the court to allow Srinivasan to hold the post of International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman from July. But the bench refused to pass any order regarding this.

The BCCI also vehemently rejected the allegations levelled against Indian cricket team captain M S Dhoni by senior counsel Harish Salve.

"He has been wrongly vilified by media after false allegations were leveled against him in the court on Thursday. He never made a statement that Meiyappan was just a cricket enthusiast as submitted by senior counsel Harish Salve," senior advocate C A Sundaram, appearing for BCCI, told the bench.

"The statement made yesterday was false," he said.

(Agencies)

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