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Former administrators and players hail court judgment

Former administrators and players hail court judgment
Former BCCI chief AC Muthiah even asked Srinivasan to quit as ICC President also. “He (Srinivasan) has to come out of ICC. How can he be there in ICC when he is not wanted in his own country?” asked Muthiah who had filed cases on  conflict of interest in the BCCI in the courts.

“It’s a landmark judgment. I find I have been vindicated for fighting the conflict of interest case for the last six years in Madras High Court and Supreme Court. This decision by the Supreme Court will bring in structural changes in the BCCI which would definitely result in the improvement of the gentleman’s game,” he added.

Petitioner in the case and Cricket Association of Bihar president Aditya Verma said that Srinivasan’s future “is closed”. “Immediate future of Srinivasan is now closed because SC gave directions to BCCI to conduct elections within six weeks and Srinivasan is not eligible to contest due to conflict of interest. Whatever the verdict be, man of the match will be the game of cricket. It is a gentlemen’s game and people will know it the same way again,” he said.

Former treasurer Ajay Shirke, who quit from the BCCI post in the wake of the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal said, “The judgment will help in the running of the Board in a transparent and fair manner in future. But it is difficult to predict what Srinivasan will do.”

I stand vindicated, says Lalit Modi
Claiming to have been vindicated after the Supreme Court barred N Srinivsan from contesting BCCI presidential elections owing to conflict of interest, sacked IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi on Thursday said the verdict will clean up corruption in the game. "Extremely happy with the Hon. Supreme Court judgement on #srinivasan ..always believed that I would be vindicated #IPLVerdict," Modi said in a series of tweets after the apex court disallowed Srinivasan from fighting the BCCI Presidential election due to his stake in IPL team Chennai Super Kings. "Decision by Hon. SC to disallow any administrator from having any commercial interest in cricket is bang on #IPLVerdict #SriniGameOver," he added.

Modi said his position on conflict of interest has been proved right by the apex court. "#Srinivasan knew all along that Rule 6.2.4 is unsustainable & illegal. #IPLVerdict now ensures a new @BCCI chief in 6 weeks. Time 4 cleanup. Cannot agree more on SC's observation: "Game is a game only if it is pristine and free from any sporting fraud" #IPLVerdict is watershed!" he said.

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