The apex court refused to grant an interim stay on Bombay High Court verdict that declared the two-member probe panel set up by BCCI as illegal
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant interim stay on Bombay High Court verdict agreed to hear the petition filed by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) challenging the High Court's judgement.
The Bombay HC has declared as illegal and unconstitutional the BCCI's two-member enquiry panel set up to look into spot fixing and betting charges in the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament.
A bench of justices AK Patnaik and JS Khehar asked Cricket Association of Bihar, on whose plea the high court had delivered its verdict, to file its response on BCCI's petition within two weeks and posted the matter for hearing on 29th August.
The HC order had come on 30th July just two days after the panel, comprising two former judges of the Madras High Court Justices T Jayarama Chouta and R Balasubramanian, submitted its report giving a clean chit to all those against whom the probe was conducted.
The panel had gone into the charges against India Cements Ltd, owners of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, its former Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of BCCI's President-in-exile N Srinivasan and Raj Kundra, co-owner of Rajasthan Royals.
BCCI and IPL Governing Council after surfacing of the betting and fixing scandal set up the panel.
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