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Bar CSK and Rajasthan Royals from IPL-7: Supreme Court

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New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday sought the Indian cricket board’s response to its suggestion that BCCI chief N. Srinivasan step aside till the probe into the allegation of spot-fixing and betting is on and also said that both Chennai Super Kings amd Rajasthan Royals should be kept out of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Supreme Court suggested that in the intervening period, the affairs of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) maybe be looked after by former India captain Sunil Gavaskar or any other player of his eminence.

The court also suggested that any India Cements staffer currently involved with the IPL should be kept away as well. The company is headed Srinivasan and has India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its vice president.

The court was told that excluding the Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals would disturb the format of matches and also Srinivasan’s counsel said he should be heard before any order is passed.

The court, in response, said that it will hear him out but would still pass an interim order on Friday. The court then adjourned the hearing, which lasted for two-and-a-half hours.

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