The Apex Court bench headed by Justice AK Patnaik said that in case Srinivasan gets re-elected, he will not take charge till the court decides on a petition by the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB). (Agencies)
The court directed the matter be listed for Monday.CAB secretary Aditya Verma had on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking to restrain Srinivasan from getting re-elected as the president of the BCCI on the ground that his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan is facing probe on the allegations of spot-fixing and betting in IPL.
Verma, in his application, also sought to restrain the BCCI from inducting Srinivasan in any of its committees as a member or allow him to participate in any of the proceedings in any capacity.
The pressure is mounting on Srinivasan not to seek a third year as BCCI chief in view of Meiyappan being charged by the Mumbai Police. Srinivasan is adamant on seeking re-election for the third time.
Meiyappan, former owner of Chennai Super Kings (owned by Srinivasan's company India Cements) has been named in the 11,500-page chargesheet along with Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh.
Srinivasan has distanced himself from Meiyappan, who was among the 22 people formally charge by the investigators. The chargesheet does not mention any instance of spot-fixing in the IPL matches. All the accused have been charged with cheating, gambling, conspiracy and forgery.
Srinivasan's name also figures among those charged by the CBI in a corruption case involving YSR Congress party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy.
The Apex Court bench headed by Justice AK Patnaik said that in case Srinivasan gets re-elected, he will not take charge till the court decides on a petition by the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB).