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Don’t be in a hurry to take charge, top court tells N Srinivasan

Despite being elected the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), N Srinivasan will have to wait a little more before he can assume his duty. The Supreme Court on Monday deferred a petition filed by Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma challenging return of Srinivasan because of clash of interests on the account of his son-in-law having been dragged in the IPL match-fixing scandal.

The Supreme Court told Srinivasan not to be in hurry to take charge and said it has to see the effect of his presidentship on the free and fair probe into IPL spot fixing case in which his son-in-law is an accused. Hearing the petition the Supreme Court deferred the matter for further hearing till 7 October.

Srinivasan was elected unopposed as board's chief at its annual general meeting (AGM) on Sunday. Srinivasan, however, can only take charge after the Supreme Court rules on a petition filed by Verma.
CAB had moved the SC last Monday seeking restraint from the apex court against Srinivasan being re-elected for a third term on the ground that his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan is facing a probe on the allegations of betting in the IPL.
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