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India’s Supreme Court refuses Srinivasan return as BCCI chief

Corruption-tainted Indian cricket chief, considered the most powerful man in the sport across the world, will have to stay on the sidelines longer.

N Srinivasan, right, has been asked to step aside by India's Supreme Court until pending investigation into corruption allegations. Roslan Rahman / AFP
N Srinivasan, right, has been asked to step aside by India's Supreme Court until pending investigation into corruption allegations. Roslan Rahman / AFP

NEW DELHI // India’s Supreme Court has refused to reinstate the suspended N Srinivasan after he requested to return as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The court on Wednesday asked the BCCI to share its plans of investigation into corruption in the Indian Premier League (IPL) during a hearing next Tuesday.

The court last month ordered a reluctant Srinivasan to step aside until the investigation was finished. Srinivasan’s son-in-law, Gurunath Meiyappan, was among those found guilty in a report submitted to the Supreme Court, and indicted in February.

The court appointed Test great Sunil Gavaskar as interim president for the duration of the IPL, which was due to begin late on Wednesday.

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