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article imageCourt installs Gavaskar as interim BCCI chief

By AFP     Mar 28, 2014 in World

The Supreme Court installed batting legend Sunil Gavaskar as the interim head of India's troubled cricket board Friday in place of the scandal-tainted incumbent N. Srinivasan.

Gavaskar would be made "interim working president" of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the court said, adding that the appointment would place him in overall charge of the upcoming edition of the annual Indian Premier League which begins next month.

N. Srinivasan  BCCI chief  at an Asian Cricket Council meeting in Colombo on January 4  2014
N. Srinivasan, BCCI chief, at an Asian Cricket Council meeting in Colombo on January 4, 2014
Lakruwan Wanniarachchi, AFP/File

The court said that Gavaskar would have to cease his work as a television commentator to avoid any conflict of interest, adding that the BCCI must "adequately compensate" Gavaskar for loss of earnings as a result.

The court also said that the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals -- two teams at the centre of investigations into illegal betting and spot-fixing -- would be allowed to take part in this year's IPL.

Judges had said on Thursday that both sides should be barred from the eight-team tournament which is to start in Abu Dhabi on April 16.

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