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Uncertainty over ICC chairman Srinivasan and CSK deepens

Uncertainty over ICC chairman Srinivasan and CSK deepens
In a bid to ascertain the ownership of CSK, the Court asked the president-in-exile to furnish details of shareholdings and composition of board of directors of India Cements Ltd, which according to him is the owner of the team. Srinivasan is the vice-chairman and managing director of India Cements.

He and the company, however, accepted before the court that Gurunath Maiyappan, who was arrested for allegedly betting during IPL 6, was an official of CSK. They had earlier described Meiyappan just as a cricket enthusiast who had nothing to do with the team management. The, bench also comprising justice F M I Kalifulla, suggested that the election process for the board should go ahead but the people whose names have cropped up in the Mudgal report should step aside and the new board should decide what actions are to be taken on the basis of findings of the report.

“Why should we take action. You must yourself take the decision. There is no need to be defensive on the issue. We will give you the opportunity. Take a call on the issue. BCCI must put an end to all the controversy. Let all the persons involved in controversy step aside and election be conducted for the board and let the new board take a decision,” the bench said.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Srinivasan said neither he (Srinivasan) nor CSK captain M S Dhoni ever gave a written or oral statement before the Mudgal Committee that Meiyappan was merely a cricket enthusiast. This could be examined by going through the audio recording of the proceedings, he said.
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