Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:15:00 GMT | By PTI

Supreme Court moved to interfere in IPL players' auction

Supreme Court probe panel will submit its report on the IPL spot-fixing scam on February 10


Supreme Court moved to interfere in IPL players' auction (© AP)

A plea was today moved in Supreme Court for direction to the BCCI that players' auction for IPL 2014 should be subject to order passed by it on the report of a committee probing the spot-fixing scam of last championships allegedly involving Gurunath Meiyappan of Chennai Super Kings.

The application in this regard was mentioned before a bench headed by Justice A K Patnaik which agreed to hear it on February 10.

The auction of players for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 is scheduled to be held in Bangalore on February 12 and 13 and Chennai Super Kings, one of the franchisees of IPL, will be participating in it.

The application filed by Aditya Verma, Secretary of Cricket Association of Bihar, sought an interim order for the BCCI on the IPL auction, saying there was all likelihood that the three-member committee headed by former Punjab & Haryana Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal would come out with its report in second week of this month.

He said the probe committee will submit a report on the role of Meiyappan, son-in-law of BCCI President N Srinivasan, whose company India Cements owns IPL team Chennai Super Kings.

The application said if the report is adverse to Chennai Super Kings, then the team's participation in this year's IPL will be untenable.

"The franchise of Chennai Super Kings may also be liable to be cancelled," he added.

The Secretary of Cricket Association of Bihar said among various persons, he was also examined by the Mudgal Committee.

Under these circumstances, he said an interim order be passed that auction of players will be subject to order of the apex court on the report of Justice Mudgal Committee in so far as Chennai Super King is concerned so that justice may be done.

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