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The Supreme Court of India believes that Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, the Chennai Super Kings, should be disqualified following the 2013 corruption scandal.
The move comes after Chennai Super Kings official Gurunath Meiyappan, who is the son-in-law of International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan, was found to be involved in illegal betting by the Mudgal report.
However, while Srinivasan himself was not found guilty of betting or fixing, the Mudgal report criticised him for taking no action after he came to learn that an IPL player had breached the Code of Conduct.
“If there are so many anomalies, why can’t the BCCI act according its rules and disqualify CSK?” Justice T S Thakur said. “What is more valuable to Mr Srinivasan? Is it his office or his team?”
The Supreme Court special bench, which comprises of Thakur and F M Kalifullah, also stated that the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) annual general meeting, which is scheduled to be held on December 17, should go ahead as planned.