The Supreme Court declined to reinstate ousted BCCI chief N Srinivasan. A vacation bench of Justices B S Chauhan and A K Sikri questioned why Srinivasan was asking for a modification now and did not argue against it when the order was being passed. We are not sitting to modify orders passed by other judges that will be more embarrassing for the vacation bench to modify other judges’ orders,” observed the court.
The bench pointed out that the judges who had passed the restraint order were still there and if he BCCI and Srinivasan wanted a modification, they must approach them and request for a hearing.
Srinivasan had sought modification of the order passed by a bench of Justices A K Patnaik and FMI Kalifulla. The court had directed Srinivasan to keep away from the affairs of the BCCI till a full fledged probe into the IPL corruption case was over.
This bench had brought the Mudgal panel back to investigate the role of Srinivasan and 12 players against whom serious charges had been indicated in the previous report of the panel. The bench had asked Sunil Gavaskar to function as BCCI chief for all IPL-related matters and Shivlal Yadav for other matters. Srinivasan has however moved the court saying he wanted to be reinstated as BCCI head for all non-IPL related matters.